Zhi Gan Cao Tang 炙甘草湯 - Honey-Fried Licorice Formula
Origin of Zhi Gan Cao Tang
Discussion of Cold Induced Disorders (SHANG HAN LUN)
Zhi Gan Cao Tang's TCM Functions
- Builds Qi
- Nourishes the Blood
- Tonifies the Yin
- Restores the Pulse
- Lubricates the Intestines
Zhi Gan Cao Tang Ingredients
|Honey Baked Licorice root||Zhi Gan Cao|
|Codonopsis root *||Dang Shen *|
|Cinnamon twig||Gui Zhi|
|Raw Foxglove root||Sheng Di Huang|
|Ophiopogon tuber||Mai Men Dong|
|Ass Hide Glue||E Jiao|
|Cannabis seed||Huo Ma Ren|
|Fresh Ginger root||Sheng Jiang|
|Sour Date fruit||Da Zao|
Zhi Gan Cao Tang Safety
Must be modified for Yin deficient people, or for those with diarrhea.
Pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.
Zhi Gan Cao Tang Dosage and Administration
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 1-2 quarts (or liters) of water or 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.
*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.