Xiao Jian Zhong Tang

Natural Chinese Herbal Formulas That Warms the Middle and Disperses Cold

Xiao Jian Zhong Tang

Minor Construct the Middle Decoction


Main Action of Xiao Jian Zhong Tang
The functions of this TCM Herbal formula are to warm and tonify the middle jiao while alleviating abdominal spasmodic pain. This chinese medicine formula is best suited in conditions of spasmodic abdominal pain due to consumptive Deficiency (Xu Lao). This conditions is middle jiao deficiency due to overwork, improper diet,


Indications and Symptoms for Xiao Jian Zhong Tang
intermittent spasmodic abdominal pain, pain is alleviated by warmth and pressure, lusterless complexion, poor appetite, palpitations, irritability, cold and sore extremities, dry mouth, dry throat Tongue - pale, white coat Pulse - thin, wiry


Herbal Ingredients of Xiao Jian Zhong Tang

Yi Tang (Saccharum Granorum, Barley Malt Sugar, Maltose)

- 18 -30g. -tonify middle jiao, alleviates spasmodic pain

Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae, Saigon Cinnamon, Cassia Twig)

- 9g. -warms middle jiao, expels cold, harmonize ying and wei Qi levels

Bai ShaoYao (Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae, White Peony Root, Peony)

- 18g. -harmonize ying and wei Qi levels

Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis, Licorice Root)

- 6g. -alleviates abdominal spasmodic pain, harmonizes middle jiao

Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Officinalis Recens Fresh Ginger Rhizome)

- 9g. -harmonize ying and wei Qi levels

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

- 12 pieces -harmonize ying and wei Qi levels, nourish yin


Cooking Preparation of Xiao Jian Zhong Tang
When preparing this natural medicine Herbal formula do not use cane sugar as a substitute for Yi Tang (Maltose) because the sweet and cold nature of can sugar will do further damage to the middle jiao. Today, only 3 -5 pieces of Da Zao (Chinese Date, Jujube) are used to prevent it's cloying nature to damage the spleen.


Additional Information on Xiao Jian Zhong Tang
This Herbal formula may be used for a variety of consumptive disorders where the underlying condition is yang deficiency. Xiao Jian Zhong Tang is the primary formula in the treatment of abdominal pain due to deficiency cold. Xiao Jian Zhong Tang Should be compared to Gui Zhi Jia Shao Yao Tang (Cinnamon Twig Decoction plus Peony) as it demonstrates how the addition of just one herb (Yi Tang) may change the therapeutic focus of a formula.


This alternative medicine formula is able to treat such diseases as gastritis, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, neurasthenia, chronic hepatitis, pernicious anemia, hypoglycemia, fever and leukemia when the appropriate symptoms are present.