Chinese: Ma Xing Yi Gan Tang
English: Ephedra, Apricot Kemel, Coicis, and Licorice Decoction
Tongue: red body, white fur
Abdomen: medium abdominal wall strength
Indications: This herbal formula has been used for patients with following health conditions and symptoms:
- Generalized body aches
- Common cold
- Neck pain
- Low back pain
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
- Mao (Ephedrae Herba) 4g
- Kyonin (Armeniacae Semen) 3g
- Yokuinin (Coicis Semen) 10g
- Kanzo (Glycyrrhizae Radix) 2g
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.