SHAO YAO GAN CAO WAN - Peony and Licorice
SHAO YAO GAN CAO WAN*
Peony and Licorice Formula
WAN=Tablet, SAN=Powder, TANG=Decoction
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This formula from the SHANG HAN LUN (Cold Induced Disorders) is used to relieve muscle spasms from combined Liver Blood Stagnation and Spleen QI Vacuity. It is also used to neutralize toxicity from unprepared aconite (FU ZI).
With fixed pain, switch out BAI SHAO with CHI SHAO
With accompanying cold add GAN JIANG or ROU GUI
With accompanying heat add a small amount of HUANG LIAN or HUANG QIN
For lower body involvement add NIU XI.
For abdominal support add XIANG FU or ZHI KE
SHAO YAO GAN CAO TANG Uses, and Indications of When to Use
- Muscle Spasms
- Cramps in Lower Extremities
- Spasmodic Pain
- Abdominal Cramps
- Low back pain
- Calf Spasms
TCM Uses and Properties
- Harmonizes the Middle Burner
- Harmonizes the Blood
SHAO YAO GAN CAO TANG Recipe Ingredients
|BAI SHAO||White Peony||50%|
|ZHI GAN CAO||Baked Licorice||50%|
Do not self-diagnose this condition. See a licensed health care provider.
Herbs can be very potent, but using them can be quite complex; Your health outcome may benefit from professional advice. Self diagnosis and treatment aren't recommended for difficult, chronic, or reoccurring conditions. Best to Apply for a Discounted Televisit or E-Mail Consultation.
*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.