Si Jun Zi Tang
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Si Jun Zi Tang #2062

Pin Ying Name: Si Jun Zi Tang

English Name: Four Gentlemen Decoction

Chinese Name: 四君子湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen 3-10g

Tonifies Qi and strengthens the Spleen and Stomach.

With Bai Zhu, tonifies the transformation and transportation functions of the Spleen. With Bai Zhu, Zhi Gan Cao and Fu Ling, for Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency.

Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen 9-27g

Tonifies the Middle Jiao and augments Qi. Substitutes for Ren Shen especially in Gu syndrome.

With Fu Ling, for Spleen and Stomach Deficiency with fatigue, a sensation of fullness in the abdomen, dizziness, lethargy, shortness of breath, anorexia and loose stools or diarrhea. With Bai Zhu, for Spleen Qi Deficiency with anorexia, loose stools and vomiting. With Fu Ling and Bai Zhu, increases the rate of natural rosette formation of lymph cells of peripheral blood vessels, Increases lymphocyte transformation rate and increases serum IgG.

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu 4-10g

Strengthens the Spleen, augments Qi and dries Dampness.

With Fu Ling and Zhi Gan Cao, for Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency.

Poria Fu Ling 4-10g

Dries Dampness, strengthens the Spleen and moderates the drying nature of Zhi Gan Cao.

With Ren Shen and Bai Zhu, for weak and deficient Spleen with fatigue, anorexia and loose stools.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao 1.5-6g

Harmonizes, warms and strengthens the Middle Jiao and moderates the draining properties of Fu Ling.

With Dang Shen, for anorexia, fatigue and loose stools due to Spleen Deficiency and palpitations due to Heart Qi Deficiency. With Ren Shen, Bai Zhu and Fu Ling, strengthens the Spleen and augments Qi.

Formula Actions
  • Tonifies Qi
  • Strengthens the Spleen and Stomach
Syndromes
  • Spleen Qi Deficiency
  • Heart Qi Deficiency
  • Lung and Spleen Qi Deficiency
  • Heart and Lung Qi Deficiency
  • Gu Syndrome
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pale face
  • Sallow complexion
  • Anorexia
  • Rolled lips
  • Pale lips
  • Stiff tongue
  • Tired limbs
  • Heavy limbs
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after meals
  • Maybe bleeding
  • Maybe nausea and vomiting
  • Maybe acid regurgitation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loose stools or diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy
  • Thin muscles
  • Low, soft voice
  • Does not like to speak
  • Muscle weakness in arms and legs
  • Maybe enuresis
  • Weak abdomen
  • Maybe borborygmus
  • Epigastric or abdominal pain
  • T: Pale and flabby - may have teeth marks
  • C: White
  • P: Even, forceless and deficient
Treats
  • Neurasthenia
  • Chronic gastritis
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Periodic paralysis
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Recurrent nosebleeds
  • Adjunctive therapy in conjunction with chemotherapy or radiation therapy in cancer patients
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CFIDS)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Menstrual bleeding
  • COPD
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Acid reflux
  • Childhood eczema
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Blepharitis
  • Gastralgia
  • Chronic dysentery
  • Common cold
  • Emphysema
  • Thromboangitis obliterans
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Chronic tonsillitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Neurosis
  • Intestinal tuberculosis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Hypotension
  • Weakness
  • Yawning
  • Chronic nephritis
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Dyspnea
  • Puerperal fever
  • Candidiasis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Reduces recovery time after gastric surgery
  • Gastroptosis
  • Malnutrition
  • Anemia
  • Monoplegia
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Sequelae of infections, especially in children
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Chronic tonsillitis
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Giardiasis
  • Palpitations
  • Chronic laryngitis
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Obesity
  • Headache
  • Hordeolum
  • Acne
  • Cough
  • Stomach cancer
  • Asthma
  • Periarthritis of the shoulder
  • Gu syndrome
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
  • Abdominal fullness and distention
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gastric neurosis
  • Peritoneal tuberculosis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Anorexia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Fatigue
  • Edema
  • Congestive Heart failure
  • Menorrhagia
  • Indigestion
  • Pharyngitis
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with Excess Syndromes with high fever, irritability, thirst and constipation.
  • Contraindicated for those with Deficiency Heat, high fever or a combination of irritability, thirst and constipation unless modified.