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Gan Cao Gan Jiang Tang

(Licorice and Ginger Decoction)

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Source: Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji (Zhong-Jing)

Category: Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

Pattern: Deficiency Cold Lung atrophy

Key Symptoms: Cold extremities, absence of thirst, dry throat, excessive salivation with spitting up of clear fluids, irritability, dizziness, frequent urination
Secondary Symptoms: No coughing

Tongue: Pale and moist without coating
Pulse: Frail or submerged and slow

Zhi Gan Cao 12g
Pao Jiang 6g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Warms the Lungs and strengthens the Stomach

Contraindications: Lung atrophy from Heat

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