Zhi Gan Cao Tang (Honey Fried Licorice Decoction)
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Zhi Gan Cao Tang (Honey Fried Licorice Decoction)

Formula 13 of 30 in Formulas that Tonify

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale shiny tongue with little coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Weak, irregular, and thin pulse
  • Weak and rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Add 10ml of rice wine to the final strained decoction.
  • E Jiao is added to the final strained decoction
  • 2-3 times the dosage of Dang Shen is usually substituted for Ren Shen
  • Take one third of the decoction 3 times in a day.

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 9 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Zhi Gan Cao (Qty: 12 grams)

Warm Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 Channels
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
炙甘草
Tone Marks:
zhì gān căo

Ren Shen (Qty: 6 grams)

Slightly Warm Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ginseng
Chinese:
人参
Tone Marks:
rén shēn
Translation:
Man root

Gui Zhi (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Channels:
HT, LU, BL
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae
Chinese:
桂枝
Tone Marks:
guì zhī

Sheng Di Huang (Qty: 24 grams)

Cold Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Chinese:
地黄
Tone Marks:
shēng dì huáng
Alt Names:
Sheng Di
Translation:
Fresh Earth Yellow

Mai Men Dong (Qty: 9 grams)

Slightly Cold Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici)
Channels:
SP, ST, HT (LU)
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Chinese:
麦门冬
Tone Marks:
mài mén dōng
Alt Names:
Mai Dong, Cun Dong, Da Mai Dong
Translation:
Lush Winter Wheat

E Jiao (Qty: 6 grams)

Neutral E Jiao (Gelatinum Corii Asini)
Channels:
KID, LIV, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Gelatinum Corii Asini
Chinese:
阿胶
Tone Marks:
ē jiāo

Huo Ma Ren (Qty: 9 grams (crushed))

Neutral Huo Ma Ren (Semen Cannabis Sativae)
Channels:
LI, SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Cannabis Sativae
Chinese:
火麻仁
Tone Marks:
huŏ má rén
Translation:
Fire Hemp Seeds

Sheng Jiang (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
生姜
Tone Marks:
shēng jiāng

Da Zao (Qty: 5-10 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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