Chinese: Zhi Gan Cao Tang

English: Honey-Fried Licorice Decoction

Source: Shanghanlun (Treatise on Cold Damage Diseases)

Pulse: irregular (bound), weak, fine

Tongue: shiny body, scanty coat

Abdomen: saijyoki

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

  • Palpitation
  • Arrhythmia
  • hyperthyroid
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Night sweat
  • Constipation

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