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Xiao Jian Zhong Tang

Minor Cinnamon & Peony Combination Capsules | 小建中湯
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SKU 568B

Ingredients: Maltose (jiao yi), Jujube fruit (da zao),White peony root (bai shao), Chinese licorice root (gan cao), Cinnamon twig (gui zhi), Ginger root (sheng jiang).

Mandarin: 小建中湯
Pin-Yin: Xiao Jian Zhong Tang
English: Minor Cinnamon & Peony Combination
Romaji: Sho Kenchu To
Kanji: 小建中湯
Kampo: Yes




  • Discussion of Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun, 206)

How it works:

  • Warms the spleen and stomach
  • Replenishes qi
  • Dispels Cold
  • Supplements deficiency

Clinical Applications:

  • Cold spleen and stomach
  • Qi deficiency


Xiao Jian Zhong Tang is an ancient formula developed almost 2000 years ago at the end of the Han dynasty to treat coldness in the spleen and stomach as well as qi deficiency by warming up the spleen and stomach, dispelling cold, and replenishing qi.

English Name

Pin-Yin Name


Jiao Yi


Da Zao

White Peony

Bai Shao


Gan Cao

Cinnamon Twigs

Gui Zhi

Fresh Ginger

Sheng Jiang


Main Ingredient(s):

In this formula, Cinnamon warms the middle jiao and improves blood circulation while White Peony nourishes blood, softens the liver, and alleviates pain.

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