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Da Huang Gan Cao Tang

Rhubarb & Licorice Combination Granules | 大黃甘草湯
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Ingredients: Chinese rhubarb root (da huang), Chinese licorice root (gan cao).

Mandarin: 大黃甘草湯
Pin-Yin: Da Huang Gan Cao Tang
English: Rhubarb & Licorice Combination
Romaji: Daio Kanzo To
Kanji: 大黄甘草湯
Kampo: No


  • Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue, 206)

How it works:

  • Promotes bowel movement
  • Clears heat
  • Alleviates fullness and distention
  • Harmonizes the stomach

Clinical Applications:

  • Accumulation of excess heat in intestines
  • Stomach fire

This ancient herbal combination was first published in the Han dyansty in Zhang Zhongjing’s “Essentials from the Golden Cabinet” to help treat excess heat in the intestines and stomach fire by promoting bowel movement, clearing heat, alleviating fullness, and harmonizing the stomach

English Name

Pin-Yin Name


Da Huang


Gan Cao


Main Ingredient(s):

In this formula, Rhubarb clears heat accumulation and relieves fullness and distention while Licorice strengthens and harmonizes the middle warmer and protects the spleen and stomach from injury caused by purgation.

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