English: Gardenia and Prepared Soybean Decoction
Also Known As: Zhi Zi Dou Chi Tang
Gardenia and Soja Combination
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi 9g Clears Heat, reduces Fire and eliminates irritability.
With Dan Dou Chi, for insomnia and irritability from Deficiency due to Heat lingering in the chest.
Sm. Sojae Preparata Dan Dou Chi 6-9g Releases the Exterior, eliminates irritability, harmonizes the Middle Jiao and relieves stuffy sensations in the chest.
With Zhi Zi, for late-stage residual Heat trapped in the chest and diaphragm
  • Clears Heat
  • Eliminates restlessness and irritability
  • Relieves congestion in the chest and epigastrium
  • Qi Stage: Obstruction of the Chest by Heat (Heat lingering in the chest and muscles)
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia with tossing and turning
  • A stifling sensation in the chest
  • A soft epigastrium
  • A general feeling of weakness and Deficiency
  • Hunger with no desire to eat
  • Anorexia
  • T: Normal
  • C: Slightly yellow
  • P: Slightly rapid or Strong and floating at the distal position
  • Use with caution for those with long-lasting Spleen Deficiency with loose stools
For Externally-contracted Heat with lingering Exterior symptoms: For more severe Heat and Qi Stagnation:
+ Rx. Curcumae Yu Jin
+ Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi + Fr. Trichosanthis Gua Lou
+ Hb. Menthae Bo He + Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke
For severe Interior Heat:
For Dampness:
+ Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia
+ Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru
+ Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
For pain due to Heat from Stagnation:
+ Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ Toosendan Powder
Jin Ling Zi San
+ Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
For nausea and vomiting:
+ Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang    
+ Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru