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Zhi Zi Chi Tang

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Pin Ying Name: Zhi Zi Chi Tang

English Name: Gardenia & Soja Decoction

Chinese Name: 梔子豉湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Actions
Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi

Clears Heat, reduces Fire and eliminates irritability.

With Dan Dou Chi, for insomnia and irritability from Deficiency due to Heat lingering in the chest.

Sm. Sojae Preparata Dan Dou Chi

Releases the Exterior, eliminates irritability, harmonizes the Middle Jiao and relieves stuffy sensations in the chest.

With Zhi Zi, for late-stage residual Heat trapped in the chest and diaphragm

Formula Actions
  • Clears Heat
  • Eliminates restlessness and irritability
  • Relieves congestion in the chest and epigastrium
Syndromes
  • Qi Stage: Obstruction of the Chest by Heat (Heat lingering in the chest and muscles)
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia with tossing and turning
  • A stifling sensation in the chest
  • A soft epigastrium
  • A general feeling of weakness and Deficiency
  • Hunger with no desire to eat
  • Anorexia
  • T: Normal
  • C: Slightly yellow
  • P: Slightly rapid or Strong and floating at the distal position
Treats
  • Insomnia
  • Night terrors
  • Neurosis
  • Autonomic dystonia
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Side effects of xanthine bronchodilators
  • Viral myocarditis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Acute icteric jaundice
  • Prostatitis
  • Cystitis
  • Glossitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Acute gastritis
  • Common cold
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hemoptysis
  • Esophagitis
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Bile reflux gastritis
  • Upper Gastrointestinal tract bleeding
  • Epistaxis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Otitis media
  • Hypertension
  • Neurasthenia
  • Influenza
  • Fever
  • Anorexia
  • Fatigue
Contraindications
  • Use with caution for those with long-lasting Spleen Deficiency with loose stools

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