Liu Jun Zi Tang 六君子湯 - Six Gentlemen Formula
Major Six Herb Combination
also known as:, The Six Noble Decoction, Rikkunshi-to
Origin of Liu LIU JUN ZI TANG
Source: Revised Fine Formulas for Women, BI LI ZHAI, 16th century. (Note formula is used for both men and women)
LIU JUN ZI TANG is an augmentation of SI JUN ZI TANG (4 Gentlemen), which was originally published in The Imperial Grace formulary of the Tai Pin Era.
TCM Uses for LIU JUN ZI TANG
- Tonifies Qi and increases appetite.
- Tonifies Spleen Qi
- Transforms Phlegm
- Dries Dampness
- Regulates Qi
- Harmonizes the Center
- Strengthens the Spleen and Stomach
- Stops vomiting
- Atrophy disorder (Wei Syndrome) due to Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency
- Chronic stomatitis
- Stomach prolapse
LIU JUN ZI TANG (6 Gentlemen) Ingredients
|Rx. Panax Ginseng||Ren Shen||17 %
|Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae||Bai Zhu||17|
|Poria Mushroom||Fu Ling||17|
|Prepared Rz. Pinelliae||Zhi Ban Xia||17|
|Fried Licorice Root||Zhi Gan Cao||8|
|Aged Citrus Peel||Chen Pi||8|
|Ginger Rhizome||Sheng Jiang||8|
|Jujube Fruit||Da Zao||8|
LIU JUN ZI TANG Safety
Use cautiously with high fever, Yin Deficiency with Heat, Qi Stagnation, Fluid Deficiency, irritability, thirst or constipation.
Pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. As TCM is not based on symptoms alone, self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended. Best to start an online-herbal-consultation.
LIU JUN ZI TANG Dosage and Administration
Tablets: 2-3 tablets, 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach
Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach
Whole Herbs: Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water for until 2 cups of medicine remain. Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a second boiling. Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM. If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator.
Tips on Boiling Chinese Herbal Decoctions
Chinese herbs are usually boiled for 20 - 60 minutes. Boiling times are averaged according to the composition of the formula. Flower and leaf will yield medicine in 5 -20 minutes. Roots take 20 to 40 minutes; Shells and minerals must cook for at least one hour. A few herbs, like mint or tangerine peel, must be quick-boiled for only 1-5 minutes to retain their volatile oils. These herbs are added separately to the boiling mixture just before completion. This formula is usually boiled for 45 minutes.
What’s the Difference Between, PIAN, WAN, TANG, SAN, SHUI and GAO?
- PIAN = Tablet (modern looking pill)
- WAN = Pill (old-style or handmade pill, or black teapill)
- TANG = Water Decoction (boiled whole herbs)
- SAN = Powder (milled or granulated)
- SHUI = Tincture (extract with alcohol or other solvent)
- GAO = Paste (topical unguent or plaster)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.