Shi Zao Tang (Ten Jujube Decoction)
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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:

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  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances.
    While some Chinese herbs are toxic, 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

There are 3 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Gan Sui (Qty: Equal quantity each herb)

Cold Gan Sui (Radix Euphorbiae Kansui)
Channels:
KI, LI, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Cold, Toxic
Latin:
Radix Euphorbiae Kansui
Chinese:
甘遂
Tone Marks:
gān suì
Translation:
Sweet Process

Da Ji (Qty: Equal quantity each herb (Jing Da Ji))

Cool Da Ji (Herba Cirsii Japonici)
Channels:
LIV, SP, HT
Properties:
Sweet, Cool
Latin:
Herba Cirsii Japonici
Chinese:
大蓟
Tone Marks:
dài jì
Alt Names:
Jing Da Ji
Translation:
Big Thistle

Yuan Hua (Qty: Equal quantity each herb)

Warm Yuan Hua (Flos Daphnis Genkwae)
Channels:
KI, LI, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin:
Flos Daphnis Genkwae
Chinese:
芫花
Tone Marks:
yuán hu

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