Herb Formulas Notebook

Shao Yao Gan Cao Fu Zi Tang

Peony, Licorice and Aconite Accessory Root Decoction

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Source: Discussion of Cold Damage (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Tonify Blood

Pattern: Constitutional weakness in which induced sweating has injured Yang

Key Symptoms: Chills

Pulse: Slow and submerged

Bai Shao 9g
Zhi Gan Cao 9g
Zhi Fu Zi 3g

In the UK Fu Zi must be substituted with Gan Jiang and Rou Gui.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Supports the Yang and benefits the Yin

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