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Zai Zao San (Renewal Powder)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders

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).

Originally Appeared In:

  • Six Texts of Cold Induced Disorders (Shang Han Liu Shu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, Heart, Kidneys, Bladder, Pericardium, Gall Bladder, Liver, Stomach

Substances in this Formula (12 Total):


Huang Qi (Radix Astragali Membranacei)
Huang Qi (Astragalus) 黄芪
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Astragali Membranacei
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ginseng
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
Fu Zi (Processed Aconite) 附子
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: HT, KI, SP
Prop: Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Latin: Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig, Cassia Twig) 桂枝
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: HT, LU, BL
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin: Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Xi Xin (Herba Asari Cum Radice)
Xi Xin (Chinese Wild Ginger, Asarum) 细辛
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: LU, KI
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Herba Asari Cum Radice
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Qiang Huo (Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii)
Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root) 羌活
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: BL, KI
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Aromatic, Warm
Latin: Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) 川芎
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: LIV, GB, PER
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Fang Feng (Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae)
Fang Feng (Ledebouriella Root) 防风
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: BL, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Chi Shao (Radix Rubrus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Chi Shao (Red Peony Root) 赤芍
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: LIV, SP
Prop: Sour, Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin: Radix Rubrus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Gan Cao (Licorice Root) 甘草
Qty: 1.5 grams
Chan: All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome) 生姜
Qty: 3 grams (Roasted)
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Da Zao (Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae)
Da Zao (Date, Jujube) 大枣
Qty: 2 pieces
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi

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