Gan Cao Gan Jiang Tang (Licorice and Ginger Decoction)

Gan Cao Gan Jiang Tang (Licorice and Ginger Decoction)

Formula 7 of 10 in Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Warm the Channels and Disperse Cold

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale moist tongue with no coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Frail pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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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 2 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)
Quantity = 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
Gan Jiang (Dried Ginger Rhizome)
Quantity = 6 grams
Hot Gan Jiang (dry Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
HT, LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Hot
Latin:
dry Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
干姜
Tone Marks:
gān jiāng

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