Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang by Blue Poppy’s Great Nature Classics is a formula that comes from Zhang Zhong-jings late Han dynasty Shan Han Lun (Treatise on Damage [Due to] Cold).
Within this formula, Bai Shao (Radix Alba Paeoniae) nourishes the blood and enriches yin, emolliates the liver and stops pain.
Mixfried Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) supplements the qi. Together, these two medicinals harmonize the liver and spleen and nourish the sinews.
This formula is typically added to other formulas when there is spasm of the sinews and/or abdominal pain.
Actions: Supplements the blood and emolliates the liver, relaxes urgency (or cramping) and stops pain.
Pattern: Liver blood vacuity
Chinese Symptomology: Pain in the calves with Blood Deficiency or injury to the Yin.
Western Symptomology: Spasms of the calves; abdominal muscle spasms; pain in the abdomen and back; irritability; mild chills; cramps in the hands.
Adults take 3 capsules 2 times per day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang Ingredients in 3 capsules:
Bai Shao (Radix Alba Paeoniae) 535.5 mg
Mixfried Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 214.5 mg