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Home > Education > Zang Fu Formulas > Si Jun Zi Tang

Si Jun Zi Tang

From "Zang Fu Syndromes," by McDonald and Penner

English: Four Gentlemen Decoction

Also known as: Four Major Herb Combination

Ingredients

    Latin

    Pinyin

    Dosage

    Actions

    Rx. Ginseng

    Ren Shen

    3-9g

    Tonifies Qi and strengthens SP / ST.

    With Bai Zhu, tonifies the transformation and transportation functions of SP.

    With Bai Zhu and Fu Ling, for SP / ST Qi Xu.

    (Rx. Codonopsis)

    (Dang Shen)

    (9-27g)

    (Substitute for Ren Shen.)

    Rz. Atractylodis Albae

    Bai Zhu

    4-9g

    Strengthens SP and dries Dampness.

    Scl. Poriae Cocos

    Fu Ling

    4-9g

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

    Rx. Glycyrrhizae (fried)

    Zhi Gan Cao

    1.5-6g

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

Actions

Tonifies Qi and Strengthens SP / ST.

Syndromes

    SP Qi Xu

    HT Qi Xu

    LU and SP Qi Xu

    HT and LU Qi Xu

Clinical Manifestations

    Sallow complexion

    Rolled lips

    Stiff tongue

    Heavy limbs

    Maybe bleeding

    Maybe acid regurgitation

    Loose stools or diarrhea

    Thin muscles

    Does not like to speak

    Maybe enuresis

    Weak abdomen

    Anorexia

    Pale lips

    Tired limbs

    Abdominal and epigastric distention after meals

    Maybe nausea / vomiting

    Shortness of breath

    Lethargy

    Weak, soft voice

    Muscle weakness in arms and legs

    Maybe borborygmus

    T: Pale and flabby - may have teethmarks
    C: White
    P: Even, forceless and Xu

Treats

    Neurasthenia

    Peptic ulcer

    Diabetes mellitus

    Uterine fibroids

    Gastroptosis

    Anemia

    Chronic gastritis

    Irritable bowel syndrome

    Periodic paralysis

    Reduces recovery time after gastric surgery

    Malnutrition

    Monoplegia

Contraindications

    Excess Syndromes with high fever, irritability, thirst and constipation

    Xu Heat

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