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Shi Zao Tang (Ten Jujube Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Purge Heat Accumulation

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.
  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity).

Preparation Notes:

  • Powder or pills. Grind Gan Sui, Jing Da Ji, and Yuan Hua into an even powder. Take in 0.5-1 Gram doses in the morning on an empty stomach with a warm decoction made from Da Zao.
  • This formula should cause 5-6 bowel movements a day, if fewer than 1-2 bowel movements a day, another dose can be administered one to two days later.

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Large Intestine, Kidneys, Spleen, Heart, Liver

Substances in this Formula (3 Total):


Gan Sui (Radix Euphorbiae Kansui)
Gan Sui (Kansui Root) 甘遂
Qty: Equal quantity each herb
Chan: KI, LI, LU
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Cold, Toxic
Latin: Radix Euphorbiae Kansui
Cat: Harsh Expellants
Da Ji (Herba Cirsii Japonici)
Da Ji (Japanese Thistle, Cirsium) 大蓟
Qty: Equal quantity each herb (Jing Da Ji)
Chan: LIV, SP, HT
Prop: Sweet, Cool
Latin: Herba Cirsii Japonici
Cat: Herbs that Stop Bleeding
Yuan Hua (Flos Daphnis Genkwae)
Yuan Hua (Genkwa Flower) 芫花
Qty: Equal quantity each herb
Chan: KI, LI, LU
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin: Flos Daphnis Genkwae
Cat: Harsh Expellants

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