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Gancao Xiaomai Dazao Tang


Decoction of Licorice, Wheat and Date

  1. 甘麦大枣汤
  2. 甘草小麦大枣汤
  3. 甘麥大棗湯
  4. 甘草小麥大棗湯

The Prescription of Gancao Xiaomai Dazao Tang


The book Jin Gul Yao Lue


  • Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 9 g,
  • Xiao Mai (Fructus Tritici Levis) 9-15 g,
  • Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae) 5-7 dates.


Gan Cao: The principal drug, being sweet in taste and neutral in nature, regulating the function of the middle-Jiao, nourishing the heart, relieving mental stress.

Xiao Mai: Tonifying the heart to calm the mind.

Da Zao: Invigorating the spleen-Qi, relieving the liver depression, treating deficiency of the heart.

The Effect of Gancao Xiaomai Dazao Tang


Tonifying the heart to calm the mind, regulating the function of the middle-Jiao to relieve depression.


Syndrome of Zang Zao due to deficiency of the heart-Qi and depression of the liver-Qi, marked by trance, sorrow, inclination of weep, disturbed-sleep, unusual behavior, frequent yawning, reddened tongue with little coating; including such diseases with the above symptoms as neurosism, hysteria, and mild schizophrenia.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken 3 times.