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Shu Gan Tang 疏肝湯 - Soothe the Liver Formula

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Bupleurum and Evodia Combination

also known as: Shu Gan San/Wan, LiverSoothe™, Dredge the Liver Decoction, Spread the Liver Decoction

Generally used for
  • Left hypochondriac abdominal pain
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Traumatic injury to the ribs
  • Pancreatitis
Formula Actions
  • Dredges the Liver
  • Regulates the Qi
  • Dispels stasis
  • Opens the channels and collaterals
  • Relieves pain
  • Activates the Blood
  • Clears Heat from the Liver & Gallbladder
  • Pain in the Liver channel due to Qi and Blood Stagnation


SHU GAN TANG Ingredients

Botanical Name
Pin Yin Name
Rz. Coptidis  Huang Lian 10
Rx. Bupleurum Chai Hu 15
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 15
Unripe Citrus Peel Qing Pi 15
Peach Seed Kernel Tao Ren 15
Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke 15
Rz. Liguisticum Walichi Chuan Xiong 5
White Peony Root Bai Shao 5
Safflower Hong Hua 5

SHU GAN TANG Safety and Contraindications

  • Do not use this formula for those who do not present with Liver Stagnation or pain from Blood Stasis.
  • Use caution if Internal bleeding is suspected.
  • Avoid During Pregnancy. Hong Hua and Tao Ren are contraindicated for pregnancy.

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.



LiverSoothe™ Tablets: 4 tablets, 2-3 times a day.

Patent Medicine Pills: 8 pills, 3 times a day.

Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach, or as prescribed

Whole Herbs: Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet (50 grams) of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water for about 30 minutes, or until 2 cups of medicine remain. Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a second boiling. (CHEN PI should be separated, and added during the final 3-5 minutes of 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. 


* Information  on this site is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your own physician or other medical professional. We make no claim as to efficacy or safety of herbs or herbal medicine appearing on this site. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

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