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Home > Education > Zang Fu Formulas > Huang Qi Jian Zhong Tang

Huang Qi Jian Zhong Tang

From "Zang Fu Syndromes," by McDonald and Penner

Also known as: Astragalus Combination or Astragalus Build the Center Decoction

    Latin Pinyin Dosage Actions
    Rx. Astragali Huang Qi 10-15g Replenishes Qi, stops perspiration, consolidates Wei, strengthens SP and raises SP Yang.

    With Gui Zhi, for Qi, Blood, and Ying and Wei Xu.

    Maltose Yi Tang 18-30g Tonifies SP / ST, alleviates cold pain and moderates spasmodic abdominal pain.

    With Gui Zhi, warms and tonifies MJ.

    With Gui Zhi and Gan Cao, for MJ Xu Cold with abdominal pain.

    With Gui Zhi, Gan Cao and Huang Qi, for SP Xu.

    Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi 4-9g Warms MJ, disperses Cold, releases the exterior and adjusts Ying and Wei.

    With Bai Shao, harmonizes Ying and Wei and warms and tonifies MJ.

    Rx. Paeoniae Albae Bai Shao 6-18g Adjusts Ying and Wei.

    With Gan Cao, stops spasmodic abdominal pain.

    Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 3-6g Harmonizes, tonifies SP, tonifies Qi and moderates spasms.
    Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 2-9g Releases the exterior, disperses Cold and warms the middle.

    With Da Zao, harmonizes and protects Ying and Wei.

    Fr. Zizyphi Jujube Da Zao 3-5g Strengthens SP, tonifies Qi, moderates and harmonizes.

Warms and tonifies SP / ST and Replenishes Qi.


    ST Qi Xu

    SP Yang Xu

    Wei Qi Xu

Clinical Manifestations
    Spontaneous perspiration

    Occasional fever

    Abdominal pain and spasms due to Cold



    Dry skin

    Shortness of breath


    Pale face




    T: Pale
    C: White
    P: Minute, thready and weak or Deep and slow

    Gastric ulcer

    Duodenal ulcer


    Aplastic anemia

    Delicate constitution in children

    Weakness during convalescence

    Chronic ulcerations


    Suppurative swellings

    Chronic hepatitis

    Postpartum fever

    Night sweats

    Chronic otitis media



    Eliminate sweet flavor for vomiting from roundworms. Heat from Yin Xu. Modify for abdominal distention.

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