Gan Mai Da Zao Tang

Natural Chinese Herbal Formulas That Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit

Gan Mai Da Zao Tang

Licorice Wheat and Jujube Decoction

Main Action of Gan Mai Da Zao Tang
The functions of this chinese medicine formula are to nourish the heart and calm the spirit while harmonizing the middle jiao. This TCM Herbal formula is best suited for conditions of excessive worry, anxiety or pensiveness injuring heart yin and disturbing normal liver Qi flow. Due to the liver Qi being affected there is commonly spleen disorders present in this pattern of disease.

Indications and Symptoms for Gan Mai Da Zao Tang
disorientation, frequent attack of melancholy, frequent crying, inability to control oneself, restless sleep, possible night sweats, frequent yawning, if severe abnormal speech is common! Tongue - red, thin coat Pulse - thin, rapid

Herbal Ingredients of Gan Mai Da Zao Tang

Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis, Licorice Root)

- 9g. -nourish heart, harmonize middle jiao

Fu Xiao Mai (Semen Tritici Aestivi Levis, Light Wheat Grain (unripe Wheat))

- 9 -15g. -tonify Qi, nourish yin, regulates heart

Da Zao (Fructus Ziziphi Jujubae, Chinese Date, Jujube)

- 10g. -tonify Qi, nourish fluids

Cooking Preparation of Gan Mai Da Zao Tang
This natural chinese medicine formula is generally prepared in a decoction by today's practitioners or used in prepared forms. This Herbal formula should be taken for a long period of time for best results.

Additional Information on Gan Mai Da Zao Tang
This Herbal formula is traditionally used to treat restless organ (Zang Zao) due to emotional conditions.

The restless organ was referred to as the womb by You Zai Jing (18th century author) while Wu Qian believed that it referred to the heart. According to the modern physician Wu De Xi this Herbal formula should also be used for menopausal symptoms, premenstrual symptoms, post partum palpitations and severe sweating post partum as long as the root of these symptoms is yin deficiency of both heart and spleen. When the appropriate symptoms are present this chinese medicine formula is able to treat such disorders as hysteria, neurosis, menopausal syndrome, autonomic dystonia, enuresis and fever due to an unknown origin.