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Suan Zao Ren Tang #2251M

Pin Ying Name: Suan Zao Ren Tang

English Name: Sour Jujube Decoction

Chinese Name: 酸棗仁湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren 10-18g

Calms the Shen and nourishes the Heart and Liver.

With Fu Ling and Zhi Mu, for insomnia and irritability due to Liver Yin Deficiency.

Poria Fu Ling 5-12g

Quiets the Heart, calms the Shen and tonifies the Spleen and Stomach.

Rx. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu 3-10g

Enriches the Yin, clears Heat and moistens Internal Dryness modifying the properties of Chuan Xiong.

Rx. Ligustici Chuan Xiong 3-9g

Regulates the Liver Qi and invigorates the Blood.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 1-6g

Tonifies the Spleen and moderates and harmonizes the properties of the other herbs.

Formula Actions
  • Nourishes Liver Blood
  • Nourishes the Heart
  • Calms the Shen
  • Clears Heat in Liver and Heart
  • Eliminates irritability
  • Heart Blood Deficiency
  • Heart and Liver Blood Deficiency
  • Liver Yin Deficiency with Empty Fire Disturbing Heart
  • Liver Blood Deficiency with Deficiency Heat Rising
Clinical Manifestations
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Palpitations
  • Night sweats
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Dry throat and mouth no thirst
  • Fidgeting
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia due to stress
  • Excessive dreams
  • Lack of energy
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Weak abdomen
  • Restlessness
  • Sleepiness
  • Light-headedness
  • Impatience
  • T: Pale or Red and dry
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Thready and rapid or Thready and weak or Thready and tight
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Neurasthenia
  • Forgetfulness
  • Anemia
  • Nervous exhaustion
  • Somnolence
  • Excessive worrying
  • Dizziness
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Anxiety neurosis
  • Impotence
  • Stress
  • Palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Congestive Heart failure
  • Night sweats
  • Nightmares
  • Cardiac neurosis
  • Paroxysmal tachycardia
  • Menopause syndrome
  • Schizophrenia with irritability and insomnia
  • Nocturnal emissions
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Menopause syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Vertigo
  • Fever
  • Low-grade fever
  • Panic attacks
  • Neurosis
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Hypertension
  • Weakness
  • Hysteria