Chinese: Sheng Ma Ge Gen Tang

English: Cimicifuga and Kudzu Decoction

Source: Xiaoeryaozhengzhijue (Key to Therapeutics of Children’s Diseases)

Pulse: floating, rapid

Tongue: red dry body

Abdomen: medium to strong abdominal wall strength

Indications: This herbal formula has been used for patients with following health conditions and symptoms:

  • Common cold
  • Headaches
  • Stiff neck and upper back
  • Chills
  • Fever (without sweating)
  • Coughing
  • Red eyes

There are many other health conditions that may respond well to this herbal formula, in particular patients exhibiting indicative traditional diagnostic signs and symptoms.

Herbs in This Formula

Note: Suggested dosages of each herb in Kampo formulas are often smaller than those of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Individual dosages of herbs may be adjusted depending on each patient’s condition, constitutional patterns, quality of the herbs, and other factors involved.