Red Pine

Huang Qi Jian Zhong Tang


English Name: Astragalus Decoction to Construct the Middle

Source: Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (c. 220)

Ingredients for one raw herb sealed bag: 

Yi Tang (Maltosum) * 36-60g
Gui Zhi (Cinnamomi Ramulus) 18g
Bai Shao (Paeoniae Radix alba) 36g
Zhi Gan Cao (Glycyrrhizae Radix preparata) 12g
Sheng Jiang (Zingiberis Rhizoma recens) ** 18g 
Da Zao (Jujubae Fructus) 4-8 pieces 
Huang Qi (Astragali Radix) 18g

* Yi Tang is not contained within this formula. One should instruct their patient to add the appropriate amount or consider substituting honey.

** For maximum freshness, Sheng Jiang (Zingiberis Rhizoma recens) is not contained within this packet of herbs. If desired, the practitioner or patient should add fresh ginger root prior to cooking.  

Suggested dose: 1 bag over 2-4 days. The above dosage is doubled from the original source.


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