Chinese: Gan Cao Xie Xin Tang

English: Licorice Decoction to Drain the Epigastrium

Source: Shanghanlun (Treatise on Cold Damage Diseases)

Pulse: bowstring, rapid

Tongue: thin, yellow, greasy fur

Abdomen: Shinkahiko

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

  • Undigested food in the stool
  • Indigestion
  • Blenching
  • Diarrhea
  • Poor appetite
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Heart burn
  • Bloating
  • Hangover

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.