Chinese: Ge Gen Jia Ban Xia Tang

English: Kudzu Decoction plus Pinellia

Source: Shanghanlun (Treatise on Cold Damage Diseases)

Pulse: floating, tight, rapid

Tongue: slightly red body, thin, greasy fur

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)
  • Aversion to cold
  • Aversion to wind
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive phlegm

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.