Zhi zi sheng jiang chi tang
zhi zi 9 sheng jiang 9 dan dou chi 9
When after the promotion of sweating, the use of vomiting, or the use of precipitation, there is vacuity vexation and inability to sleep, and if the condition is severe, with tossing and turning and anguish in the heart, zhi zi chi tang governs. If there is shortage of qi, zhi zi gan cao chi tang governs. If there is retching, zhi zi sheng jiang chi tang governs.
Zhi zi, Gardeniae fructus 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.
Zhi zi is bitter and cold and clears ministerial fire while it clears congested heat of the chest.
Sheng jiang, Zingiberis rhizoma recens is pungent dispersing of the liver and pericardium blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. Sheng jiang is pungent dispersing of dampness and cold in the stomach domain, spleen and lung. Sheng jiang is pungent connecting of the tai yin with the tai yang. It supports raising of the clear qi to the chest and the 100 vessels.
Sheng jiang eliminates nausea by harmonizing the stomach and drying dampness and phlegm.
Dan dou chi, Sojae semen praeparatum is pungent dispersing of cold and dampness in the stomach domain, spleen, and lungs. It is pungent dispersing of cold on the surface. It is sweet tonifying of the stomach and spleen.
Warm, pungent and sweet, it clears external cold, and eliminates irritability, harmonizes the middle jiao and relieves stuffy sensations in the chest.
We can add zhi zi and dan dou chi to sheng jiang xie xin tang if there is vexation and retching.