Yi Tang


Yi Tang in TCM:

Explore the properties of Yi Tang according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: maltose, barley malt sugar
Pharmacuetical Name: Saccharum Granorum
Properties: sweet, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: LU, ST, SP

Flavors: sweet
Tonifies: qi

Special Properties:
resolves dryness

Actions / Indications:
  • Tonifies SP qi; moderates spasms; alleviates pain (shortness of breath, poor appetite; deficiency type abdominal pain alleviated by warmth and pressure)
  • Moistens Lung; Stops Cough (SOB, weak voice, dry cough)
  • (cc: cloying, therefore do not use in cases of excess damp; internal damp-heat; fullness of middle jiao with vomiting)
  • (cc: phlegm-heat cough)
  • (cc: childhood nutritional impairment)
  • (cooking: dissolve in the strained decoction)

    Special Notes:
  • Combine Sha Ren with Yi Tang to treat restless fetus with unstable pregnancy.