Gan cao gan jiang tang
zhi gan cao 12 gan jiang 6
For lung withering and spitting up of slime and foam, without coughing, but the person is not thirsty, there must be incontinence and frequent urination. Why is that? Because the upper is deficient and cannot control the lower, for this is cold in the lung, with imperative dizziness, and copious slime and saliva, use gan cao gan jiang tang to warm.
Gan jiang, Zingiberis rhizoma, dried is warm (or hot) pungent and astringent. Gan jiang is the main herb to warm the tai yin level and treat excessive dampness by introducing yang ming dryness in tai yin dampness.
Gan jiang warms the interior and tai yin and warms the fluids in the lungs and spleen. Together with zhi gan cao this combination embodies pungent and sweet tonification of tai yin.
Zhi gan cao, Glycyrrhizae radix prep is sweet tonifying and nourishing of all organs but especially the heart. Zhi gan cao is sweet and mildly warm tonifying and nourishing of yin fluids. It nourishes yin fluids in the tai yin and shao yin.