Zhi zi gan jiang tang
zhi zi 9 gan jiang 6
When in cold damage great precipitation is performed with a pill medicine, the generalized heat is not gone and there is mild vexation, zhi zi gan jiang tang governs.
It treats heat in the chest causing vexation with cold in the middle burner.
Zhi zi, Gardeniae fructus
Zhi zi is bitter draining of heat in the heart, liver blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. It is bitter draining of damp and heat in all three burners but mostly heat. It is bitter draining of excess warm fluids.
Zhi zi is bitter and cold and clears damp and heat in all three burners but mostly heat.
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.