Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang (Peony and Licorice Decoction)

Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang (Peony and Licorice Decoction)

Formula 9 of 30 in Formulas that Tonify

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • No tongue coat

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Spleen, Liver

There are 2 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Bai Shao (White Peony Root)
Quantity = 12-30 grams
Cool Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin:
Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Chinese:
白芍
Tone Marks:
bái sháo
Alt Names:
Bai Shao Yao
Translation:
White Peony
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)
Quantity = 9-20 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

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