Chinese: Shao Yao Gan Cao Fu Zi Tang

English: Peony, Licorice, and Prepared Aconite Decoction

Source: Shanghanlun (Treatise on Cold Damage Diseases)

Pulse: sunken, faint

Tongue: pale body

Abdomen: –

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

  • Muscle spasm
  • Cramps in the calf muscles
  • Neuralgia
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

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.