Gan Mai Da Zao Tang (Licorice, Wheat, and Jujube Decoction)
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Gan Mai Da Zao Tang (Licorice, Wheat, and Jujube Decoction)

Formula 2 of 9 in Formulas that Calm the Spirit

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit

Pattern:

  • Restless Organ Syndrome (Zang Zao)

Actions:

  • Nourishes the Heart and calms the Spirit
  • Harmonizes the Middle Jiao.

Indications:

  • Depression, moodiness, frequent melancholy and crying, sadness, frequent yawning, restless sleep with possible sweating, in severe cases there can be abnormal speech and behavior

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue with thin coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin rapid pulse

Western Uses:

  • Hysteria
  • Mania
  • Convulsions

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases where abnormal behavior is caused by Liver Qi stagnation or Phlegm

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

There are 3 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Gan Cao (Qty: 9 grams)

Neutral Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
甘草
Tone Marks:
gān căo
Alt Names:
Guo Lao
Translation:
Sweet Herb, Sweet Grass

Fu Xiao Mai (Qty: 9-15 grams)

Cool Fu Xiao Mai (Fructus Levis Tritici Aestivi)
Channels:
HT
Properties:
Sweet, Salty, Cool
Latin:
Fructus Levis Tritici Aestivi
Chinese:
浮小麦
Tone Marks:
fú xiăo mài
Translation:
Floating Little Wheat

Da Zao (Qty: 10 pieces)

Warm Da Zao (Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae
Chinese:
大枣
Tone Marks:
dà zăo
Alt Names:
Hong Zao, Hei Da Zao, Hei Zao
Translation:
Big Date

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