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Shu Gan Tang

Bupleurum & Evodia Formula Capsules | 疏肝湯
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Ingredients: Bupleurum root (chai hu), Carthamus flower (hong hua), Chih-ko fruit (zhi ke), Cnidium root (chuan xiong), Citrus rind (chen pi) (blue), Coptis root (huang lian), Evodia (wu zhu yu), Persica (tao ren), Tang-kuei root (dang gui), White peony root (bai shao).

Mandarin: 疏肝湯
Pin-Yin: Shu Gan Tang
English: Bupleurum & Evodia Formula
Romaji: Sokan To
Kanji: 疎肝湯
Kampo: No


  • Bring Spring Back to Myriad Diseases (Wan Bing Hui Chun, 1587)

How it works:

  • Calms the liver
  • Regulates the blood and qi
  • Reduces pain


Clinical Applications:

  • Pain underneath the hypochondrium
  • Stagnancy of blood in the liver
  • Injury to the qi caused by excessive anger

This 16th century formula was developed by the Ming dynasty physician Gong Tingxian and was originally published in “Bring Spring Back to Myriad Diseases.” Shu Gan Tang calms the liver, regulates the flow of blood and qi, and reduces pain in order to alleviate pain underneath the hypochondrium, stagnancy of blood in the liver, and qi injuries caused by excessive anger.

English Name

Pin-Yin Name


Chai Hu

Angelica Root

Dang Gui


Chuan Xiong


Tao Ren


Hong Hua


Zhi Qiao


Shao Yao

Blue Citrus Peel

Qing Pi


Huang Lian


Wu Zhu Yu


Main Ingredient(s):

In this formula, Bupleurum encourages the flow of qi in order to combat qi stagnation and alleviate pain, and Evodia is used to calm the liver, disperse cold, and reduce pain.

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