SHAO YAO GAN CAO TANG 芍薬甘草湯 - Peony and Licorice Decoction

$ 21.95
Pills, Granules, or Whole Herbs (custom formulas are not refundable)

Peony and Licorice Combination

Shen Clinic TCM Advice

SHAO YAO GAN CAO WAN Uses & Benefits

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)

  • Relieves Muscle Spasms
  • Reduces Cramps in Lower Extremities
  • Best for Spasmodic Pain
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Calf Spasms
  • Harmonizes the Middle Burner
  • Harmonizes the Blood


BAI SHAO White Peony  50%
ZHI GAN CAO Baked Licorice 50%


Common Modifications.

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 Safety & Cautions

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 begin a 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.



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