The Prescription of Gancao Fuzi Tang
The book Shang Han Lun
Fu Zi: Restoring yang from collapse, reinforcing fire and strengthening yang, dispelling cold to alleviate pain.
Gui Zhi: Being pungent and sweet in flavor and warm in nature, expelling pathogenic factors from the muscles and skin by means of diaphoresis, warming the channels to dispel pathogenic cold.
Zhi Gan Cao: Supplementing Qi and regulating the stomach, together with Gui Zhi aiding in expelling the pathogenic factors from the muscles and skin, together with Shao Yao replenishing Yin, tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.
Bai Zhu: Strengthening the spleen and drying dampness.
The Effect of Gancao Fuzi Tang
Warm meridians and disperse cold, expel wind and eliminate dampness.
Decoct in water for oral dose to be taken three times a day.