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Gan Cao (Mi) Granules, Box of 40 Packets (1g each)

Gan Cao (Mi) Granules, Box of 40 Packets (1g each)

Gan Cao (Mi) Granules, Box of 40 Packets (1g each)

Brand TCM Zone Single Herb Granule - Box of Packets
Unit Size Box of 40 Packets (1g each)
Potency 5:1 extract granules
Taste Sweet - Bensky
Properties Warm - Bensky
Contraindications Contraindicated in those with distention and fullness of the chest and abdomen or vomiting from overabundant dampness - Bensky
Chinese Symptomology Shortness of breath, lassitude, loose stools due to Spleen deficiency; Irregular or intermittent pulse and/or palpitations due to qi or blood deficiency; Cough, wheezing due to heat or cold in the Lungs; Painful spasms of the abdomen or legs (used with Bai Shao); Carbuncles, sores, sore throat due to fire toxin; toxic ingestion (used an antidote)
Actions Tonifies the Spleen qi, moistens the Lungs, moderates urgency and toxicity - Bensky
Pattern Spleen deficiency; Qi or blood deficiency; Heat or cold in the Lungs; Fire Toxicity
Channels Entered Heart, Lung, Spleen and Stomach - Bensky
Chinese name Gan Cao (Mi) Granules
English name Licorice Root (processed with honey) Granules

Excerpted from Bensky:  Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica

"Honey is slowly brought to a boil, and the froth and any residual wax or extraneous matter is scraped from the surface.  The honey is then poured through a filter.  It is returned to the wok, and again brought to a boil, which is maintained at 116-118 degrees centrigrade until the whole wok bubbles and the honey no longer stretches between the fingers.  Boiling water is then added to thin the honey, which is poured slowly over the licorice slices and briefly left covered.  The slices are then dry-fried at a low temperature until deep yellow and no longer sticky to the touch.  This is also known as prepared herb (zhi cao).  It is this method of preparation that is referred to with the pharmaceutical name Glycyrrhizae Radix preparata (zhi gan cao)."*


Gan Cao (Mi) - Licorice Root (processed with honey)

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