Commonly Used Chinese Herb Formulas with Illustrations - Licorice and Jujube Combination (Gan Mai Da Zao Tang)

0513 甘麥大棗湯 (Gan Mai Da Zao Tang)

Licorice and Jujube Combinaton

Licorice, Wheat. and Jujube Decoction


Chinese Name

Pharmaceutical name

Pin Yin Name

English Name


Radix Glycyrrhizae

Gan Cao



Fructus Jujubae

Da Zao



Fructus Tritici

Fu Xiao Mai




Classic Literature Reference

Jin Gui Yao Lue (Essentials from the Golden Chamber, 206).

Compiler: Zhang, Zhong-jingo



Traditional: Zang zao syndrome (restless organ disorder) due to Heart qi deficiency with Liver qi stagnation marked by hysteria, irritability, unprovoked sadness and crying spells, inability to control oneself, insomnia and weeping precipitated by very minor incidents; in more severe cases, manic behavior, frequent yawning, a red tongue with little coating, and a thready and rapid pulse.


Modern: Hysteria, neurasthenia, depression, epilepsy, insomnia, sleepwalking, menopausal syndrome, autonomic dystonia, and night crying in infants.


Zang Zao Syndrome due to Heart Qi Deficiency with Liver Qi Stagnation



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