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Zhi Gan Cao Tang

Licorice (baked) Combination Capsules | 炙甘草湯
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SKU 410B

Ingredients: Radix Rehmanniae (sheng di huang), Radix Glycyrrhizae praeparata cum melle(zhi gan cao), Fructus Cannabis (huo ma ren), Fructus Jujubae (da zao), Rhizoma Zingiberis recens (sheng jiang), Ramulus Cinnamomi (gui zhi), Radix Ophiopogonis (mai men dong), Radix Ginseng (ren shen), Colla Corii Asini (e jiao).

Mandarin: 炙甘草湯
Pin-Yin: Zhi Gan Cao Tang
English: Licorice (Baked) Combination
Romaji: Shakanzo To
Kanji: 炙甘草湯
Kampo: Yes




  • Discussion of Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

How it works:

  • Nourishes the heart yin and yang
  • Tonifies the heart qi and blood
  • Normalizes the pulse

Clinical Applications:

  • Consumptive condition with a deficiency in the qi and blood
  • Deficiency in the lungs and heart
  • Pale shiny tongue

Zhi Gan Cao Tang is a classic formula dating back more than 2000 years, and it was traditionally used to correct an irregular heartbeat. Today, it is used to treat a deficiency in the lungs, heart, qi, and blood by nourishing the heart yin and yang and tonifying the heart qi and blood.

English Name

Pin-Yin Name

Honey-fried Licorice

Zhi Gan Cao


Ren Shen


Da Zao

Rehmannia Root

Sheng Di Huang


Mai Dong

Donkey-hide Gelatin

E Jiao

Hemp Seed

Huo Ma Ren

Fresh Ginger

Sheng Jiang

Cinnamon Twig

Gui Zhi


Main Ingredient(s):

In this formula, Baked Licorice nourishes the heart, supplements the qi, and tonifies the spleen.

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