Chinese: Si Jun Zi Tang

English: Four-Gentleman Decoction

Source: Taipinghuiminhejijufang (Prescriptions from the Great Peace Imperial Grace Pharmacy)

Pulse: fine weak

Tongue: pale enlarged body, thin white fur

Abdomen: shinsuion

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

  • Poor appetite
  • Loose stools
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Heart burn
  • Nausea
  • Bloating (epigastric region)
  • Fatigue

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.