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Gan Cao Gan Jiang Tang (Licorice and Ginger Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Warm the Channels and Disperse Cold

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale moist tongue with no coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Frail pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Stomach, Spleen, Heart

Substances in this Formula (2 Total):


Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) 炙甘草
Qty: 12 grams
Chan: All 12 Channels
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Gan Jiang (dry Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Gan Jiang (Dried Ginger Rhizome) 干姜
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: HT, LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Hot
Latin: dry Rhizoma Zingiberis
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold

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