HERB FORMULAS

English: Licorice, Wheat and Jujube Decoction
Also Known As: Licorice and Jujube Combination
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Rx, Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 6-20g Tonifies the Spleen and augments Qi, clears Heat and relieves Fire toxicity, moderates spasms and alleviates pain.
With Da Zao and Xiao Mai, for restless organ syndrome.
Fr. Tritici Levis Xiao Mai 9-60g Nourishes Heart Qi and eliminate irritability to treat irritability, restlessness and insomnia as in restless organ disorder.
With Gan Cao and Da Zao, for emotional disorders, disorientation, emotional instability, and irritability due to mild Deficiency of the Spleen Qi and Heart Blood.
(Sm. Tritici Levis) (Fu Xiao Mai) (9-60g) (Substitutes for Xiao Mai in some sources.)
Fr. Jujube Da Zao 10-30g Tonifies the Spleen and Stomach, augments Qi, nourishes the Blood and calms the Spirit.
  • Nourishes the Heart
  • Calms the Shen
  • Harmonizes the Middle Jiao
  • Relieves acute conditions
  • Relaxes tension
  • Tonifies Spleen Qi
  • Heart Blood Deficiency with Liver Qi Stagnation
  • Restless Organ Syndrome
  • Dry Organ disorder
  • Absent-mindedness
  • Frequent feelings of extreme sadness with an urge to cry
  • Inability to control one's emotions
  • Depression
  • Restless sleep
  • May be night sweats
  • Lack of mental focus
  • Tight abdominal muscles
  • Irritability
  • Abnormal speech or behavior
  • Disorientation
  • Frequent yawning
  • Sadness
  • Overly sensitive or self-conscious
  • Insomnia
  • T: Red or pale red
  • C: Scanty
  • P: Thready and rapid
CONTRAINDICATIONS
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
For irritability and thirst: For signs of Yin Deficiency with irritability, a red tongue, with scanty coat and insomnia:
+ Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong + Sm. Platycladi Bai Zi Ren
+ Fr. Schisandrae Wu Wei Zi + Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
For insomnia:
+ Bul. Lilii Bai He
+ Bul. Lilii Bai He
For palpitations, fear and fright:
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang + Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen
+ Caulis Polygoni Multiflori Ye Jiao Teng Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
or
For enuresis:
+ Concha Margaritaferae Zhen Zhu Mu + Ootheca Mantidis Sang Piao Xiao
+ Dens Draconis Long Chi + Fr. Alpiniae Oxyphyllae Yi Zhi Ren
For infantile night crying:
+ Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi
+ Periostracum Cicadae Chan Tui
For dry stools or constipation:
+ Fr. Schisandrae Wu Wei Zi + Sm. Sesame Nigrum Hei Zhi Ma
+ Fr. Evodiae Wu Zhu Yu + Rx. Polygoni Multiflori He Shou Wu
For schizophrenia:
For palpitations, shortness of breath, loss of appetite a swollen, tooth marked tongue and a frail pulse:
+ Fossilia Ossis Mastodi Long Gu
+ Restore the Spleen Decoction
Gui Pi Tang
+ Concha Ostreae Mu Li
For sinus arrhythmias and a choppy pulse:
For mild cases of schizophrenia:
+ Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi + Fluoritum Zi Shi Ying
+ Fossilia Ossis Mastodi Long Gu
For a stronger sedative action:
+ Concha Ostreae Mu Li + Sm. Platycladi Bai Zi Ren
For Liver Blood Deficiency with dizziness and a thin, wiry pulse:
+ Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren
+ Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren + Poria Pararadicis Fu Shen
+ Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui + Flos Albizziae He Huan Hua
For edema caused by prolonged intake of large doses of Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao:
For neurasthenia:
+ Bul. Lilii Bai He
+ Poria Fu Ling + Rx. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ Cx. Albizziae He Huan Pi
or
For neurasthenic insomnia:
+ Bul. Lilii Bai He
+ Bul. Lilii Bai He + Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen + Caulis Polygoni Multiflori Ye Jiao Teng
+ Dens Draconis Long Chi
+ Succinum Hu Po
or
+ Fr. Schisandrae Wu Wei Zi + Bul. Lilii Bai He
For Yin Deficiency:
+ Dens Draconis Long Chi
+ Bul. Lilii Bai He + Succinum Hu Po
For obvious Qi Deficiency:
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen + Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
+ Rx. Astragali Huang Qi + Poria Fu Ling
For schizophrenia:
+ Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren
+ Fossilia Ossis Mastodi Long Chi + Fluoritum Zi Shi Ying
+ Concha Ostreae Mu Li
For hysteria with spasms:
or
+ Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
+ Lily Bulb Decoction
Bai He Gu Jin Tang
+ Fluoritum Zi Shi Ying
For epilepsy:
For severe Shen disturbance:
+ Alum Ming Fan
+ Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren
For hysteria with abdominal pain:
+ Rx. Polygalae Yuan Zhi + Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
+ Poria Pararadicis Fu Shen
For hysteria with crying for no reason:
+ Fr. Schisandrae Wu Wei Zi - Fr. Jujube Da Zao
For schizophrenia:
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ Dens Draconis Long Chi + Fr. Hordei Germinatus Mai Ya
+ Concha Ostreae Mu Li + Colla Corii Asini E Jiao
For hysteria:
+ Fossilia Ossis Mastodi Long Gu
+ 15g Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen + Egg Yolk Ji Zi Huang
For restless organ disorder with Blood Deficiency Heat:
+ 4.5g Rx. Polygalae Yuan Zhi + Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren
+ 9g Sm. Platycladi Bai Zi Ren + Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ 9g Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren
For menopause syndrome with insomnia, restlessness and irritability:
+ Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren
+ Magnetitum Ci Shi
or
+ Dens Draconis Long Chi + Poria Pararadicis Fu Shen
or
For insomnia:
+ 12g Fr. Schisandrae Wu Wei Zi + Bul. Lilii Bai He
For restless organ disorder with Yin Deficiency Heat:
+ Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ Dens Draconis Long Chi
+ Bul. Lilii Bai He + Succinum Hu Po
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang + Fr. Schisandrae Wu Wei Zi
For restless organ disorder with anorexia and dry stools:
+ Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
or
+ Sm. Cannabis Huo Ma Ren + Bul. Lilii Bai He
+ Poria Fu Ling + Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
For schizophrenia with Yin Deficiency Heat:
+ Caulis Polygoni Multiflori Ye Jiao Teng
+ Dens Draconis Long Chi
+ Concha Ostreae Mu Li
For chorea:
+ Bul. Lilii Bai He
+ Cinnamon Twig Decoction with Dragon Bone and Oyster Shell
Gui Zhi Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
    + 15g Rx. Curcumae Yu Jin
    + 15g Ram. cum Uncis Uncariae Gou Teng
   
    + 12g Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao
   
    + 9g Rz. Gastrodiae Tian Ma