Commonly Used Chinese Herb Formulas with Illustrations - Atractylodes and Hoelen Combination (Ling Gui Zhu Gan Tang)

0916 苓桂朮甘湯 (Ling Gui Zhu Gan Tang)


Atractylodes and Hoelen Combination


Poria, Cinnamon Twig, Atractylodes Macrocephala, and Licorice Decoction



Chinese Name

Pharmaceutical Name

Pin Yin Name

English Name



Fu Ling



Ramulus Cinnamomi

Gui Zhi

Cinnamon Twigs


Rhizoma Atractylodis macrocephalae

Bai Zhu

White Atractylodes


Radix Glycyrrhizae

Gan Cao



Classic Literature Reference

Shang Han Lun (Treatise on Febrile Diseases, 206).

Compiler: Zhang, Zhong-jingo



Traditional: Retention of phlegm and fluids due to Spleen yang deficiency marked by stuffiness and fullness in the chest and hypochondrium, dizziness, palpitation, or cough, shortness of breath, edema, soft and weak abdomen, thin and white tongue coating, and a wiry and slippery pulse.

Modern: Chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, congestive heart failure, chronic nephritis, Meniere's disease, neurosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic gastritis, chronic optic nerve disorders, and pleuritis.


Retention of Phlegm and Fluids due to Spleen Yang Deficiency


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