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Zhi Zi Gan Jiang Tang

(Gardenia and Dried Ginger Decoction)

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

Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Heat harassing the upper Jiao with Cold congealing in the middle

Key Symptoms: Fever,slight irritability, abdominal pain, borborygmus, diarrhoea


Ingredients
Zhi Zi 9g
Gan Jiang 6g



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears and harmonises the middle Jiao



Notes:
Can be used for patients who present with these symptoms after improper purging or for Yang deficient patients who contract a Warm pathogen at the Qi level.


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