Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang
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Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang #2097

Pin Ying Name: Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang

English Name: Peony & Licorice Decoction

Chinese Name: 芍藥甘草湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 6-30g

Nourishes the Blood, preserves Yin, softens the Liver and alleviates pain.

With Bai Shao, Regulates the Liver and Spleen and nourishes the sinews. With Zhi Gan Cao for abdominal pain due to disharmony between the Liver and Stomach and muscle spasms, especially in the calf, due to Blood Deficiency.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao 6-20g

Tonifies and augments the Qi of the Middle Jiao, especially that of the Spleen.

Formula Actions
  • Softens the Liver
  • Nourishes the Blood
  • Nourishes Yin
  • Moderates painful spasms
  • Relieves pain
  • Harmonizes the Middle Jiao
  • Replenishes Body Fluids
Syndromes
  • Pain in the calves with Blood Deficiency or injury to fluids
  • Cramps in the hands and abdominal pain that improves with pressure
  • Insufficiency of Yin and Yang
  • Disharmony between the Liver and Spleen
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal pain
  • Irritability
  • Slight chills
  • Spasms of the calf muscles
  • Cramps in the hands
  • Weak legs
  • Hypertonicity of the extremities characterized by difficult flexion and extension
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Hiccup
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sciatic pain
  • Severe and painful muscle spasms in the Stomach, bronchi, Gallbladder and uterus. Intestines
  • Shoulder pain
  • Pain in the head, body or limbs due to arterial spasms characterized by a severe pulling pain
  • T: Normal or Reddish
  • C: None or Yellowish
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Thready and rapid
Treats
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Primary dysmenorrhea
  • Muscular rheumatism
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Dysuria
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Spasmodic cough
  • Hemorrhoid pain
  • Bladder pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cramping calf muscles
  • Priapism
  • Post stroke contractures
  • Acute lumbar strain
  • Biliary colic
  • Gastric spasm
  • Chronic gastritis
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Pertussis
  • End-stage hepatic carcinoma
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cervical spine syndrome
  • Disc disease
  • Recalcitrant hiccups
  • Bruxism
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Enuresis
  • Allergic purpura
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Infertility
  • Impotence from increased prolactin levels
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Acute mastitis
  • Habitual constipation
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Intestinal cramps
  • Systremma
  • Perimenopause with uterine leiomyoma
  • Hyperosteogeny
  • Abdominal pain
  • Purpura
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Calf spasm
  • Toothache
  • Beriberi
  • Palsy in legs
  • Noctiphobia
  • Lumbago
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Hernia pain
  • Nephrolithiasis pain
  • Cholelithiasis pain
  • Muscle spasms in waist and back
  • Intestinal cramps
  • Pain and discomfort from spasms of the skeletal muscles, ligaments and related tissues
  • Vaginismus
  • Laryngeal spasm
  • Periarthritis of the shoulder
  • Spinal osteophytes
  • Renal colic
  • Intestinal adhesions
  • Atrophic gastritis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Chronic colitis
  • Threatened miscarriage
  • Heel pain
  • Necrosis of the femoral head
  • Neuralgia
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Facial tics
  • Essential tremors
  • Night terrors
  • Thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Upper gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Recurrent epistaxis
  • Hypertestosteronemia
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Diabetes
  • Bacillary dysentery
  • Anal fissures
  • Convulsions
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Drug induced menopause
  • Urolithiasis pain
  • Weakness
  • Indigestion
Contraindications
  • Use caution for those with hypertension.