Yi Gan San
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Yi Gan San #2105

Pin Ying Name: Yi Gan San

English Name: Bupleurum Decoction

Chinese Name: 抑肝散

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Fried Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Chao Bai Zhu 3g

Tonifies the Spleen, tonifies Qi and dries Dampness.

Poria Fu Ling 3g

Promotes urination, resolves Dampness, strengthens the Spleen and harmonizes the Middle Jiao.

With Bai Zhu, strengthens the Spleen and resolves Dampness.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 3g

Tonifies, harmonizes and invigorates the Blood and regulates menses.

Rx. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong 2.4g

Activates the Blood and regulates Qi.

With Dang Gui, for Blood Deficiency.

Ram. cum Uncis Uncariae Gou Teng 3g

Extinguishes Wind, stops spasms, drains Liver Heat and pacifies Liver Yang.

Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu 1.5g

Resolves Shao Yang disorders, reduces fever, spreads Liver Qi, relieves Stagnation and raises Yang Qi.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 1.5g

Moderates and harmonizes the effects of the other herbs.

Formula Actions
  • Calms the Liver
  • Regulates the Liver Qi and Blood
  • Relieves spasms
  • Dispels Heat
  • Strengthens the Spleen
  • Liver Channel Deficiency Heat in children
  • Liver Blood Deficiency with Liver Heat in children
  • Liver Wind
Clinical Manifestations
  • Muscle spasms
  • Feverishness
  • Bruxism
  • Palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Fever and chills
  • Alternating chills and fever
  • Spitting of sputum or saliva
  • Abdominal distention
  • Reduced appetite
  • Restless sleep
  • Nervousness
  • Rigidity and pain of the neck and head
  • Opisthotonos
  • Numbness of the limbs
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Hemiplegia
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Clenching or grinding of teeth
  • Easily frightened
  • Restlessness
  • Seizure disorders
  • Hysteria
  • Night seizures
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Night terrors
  • Hypertension
  • Neurosis
  • Menopausal disturbance
  • Indigestion
  • Hemiplegia
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurasthenia
  • Climacteric disorders
  • Excitability
  • Anxiety
  • Infantile night crying
  • Insomnia
  • Palpitations
  • Stroke
  • Aphasia