Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang

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Pin Ying Name: Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang

English Name: Bupleurum & Cinnamon Decoction

Chinese Name: 柴胡桂枝湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Actions
Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi

Releases the exterior, assists the Yang, adjusts the Ying and Wei, releases the muscle layer, warms the channels and collaterals to relieve pain, assists the Heart Yang and warms and facilitates the flow of Yang Qi in the chest, warms and facilitates the flow of Qi through the channels and collaterals and Blood through the vessels, warms the Middle and directs Turbid Yin downward.

With Bai Shao for External Wind-Cold with disharmony between the Ying and Wei (Tai Yang Zhong Feng), with spontaneous sweating, fever and chills and warms and tonifies the Middle Jiao. With Chai Hu, for Tai Yang Stage moving to Shao Yang Stage.

Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin

Clears Heat and drains Fire especially from the Upper Jiao, dries Dampness and sedates Liver Yang rising.

Clears Heat and drains Fire especially from the Upper Jiao, dries Dampness and sedates Liver Yang rising. With Chai Hu, for Heat in the Shao Yang with alternating chills and fever, and nausea. With Bai Shao, for Dysenteric disorders with abdominal pain due to Heat entering the Interior.

Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen

Strongly tonifies Qi, tonifies the Lungs, strengthens the Spleen and Stomach and generates Fluids.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao

Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi, moistens the Lungs, stops cough, clears Heat, relieves Fire toxicity and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of the other herbs.

With Bai Shao for abdominal pain due to disharmony between the Liver and Stomach. With Bai Shao and Huang Qin, for abdominal pain and dysenteric diarrhea from Damp-Heat.

Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia

Dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm, descends rebellious Qi, harmonizes the Stomach and stops vomiting.

With Sheng Jiang, for vomiting. With Ren Shen,. for vomiting due to Stomach Deficiency. With Huang Qin, for Phlegm-Heat induced Rebellious Qi with cough, nausea, and vomiting.

Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao

Nourishes the Blood, regulates the menses, calms and curbs Liver Yang, alleviates pain, preserves Yin and adjusts Ying.

With Chai Hu for vertigo, dizziness, and flank pain due to Liver Qi Stagnation. With Gui Zhi, Sheng Jiang and Da Zao, for Wind-Cold with Deficiency and perspiration.

Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu

Resolves the Shao Yang, reduces fever, spreads Liver Qi, relieves constraint and raises Yang Qi in Spleen and Stomach Deficiency patterns.

With Huang Qin and Zhi Ban Xia, for Shao Yang disorders with alternating chills and fever and a sensation of fullness in the hypochondria and chest. With Huang Qin, Zhi Ban Xia, Ren Shen and Gan Cao, for weak patients. With Gan Cao, for hepatitis and upper right quadrant pain and Wind-Heat fever.

Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang

Releases the exterior, disperses Cold, warms the Middle Jiao, stops vomiting, stops cough, adjusts the Ying and Wei and reduces toxicity of other herbs.

With Da Zao, Protects Stomach Qi and regulates the Ying and Wei. With Zhi Ban Xia, for vomiting due to many causes including Stomach Cold and productive cough due to Phlegm-Dampness. With Gui Zhi, strongly induces sweating for treatment of External Wind-Cold with chills, fever, body aches and anhidrosis and warms and dispels thin mucus in the Stomach with nausea, hiccup, Stomach pain, acid reflux or vomiting of clear fluid. With Gui Zhi and Da Zao, harmonizes the Ying and Wei to drive out pathogens.

Fr. Jujube Da Zao

Tonifies Qi, strengthens the Spleen and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.

Formula Actions
  • Releases the Exterior and muscle layer
  • Harmonizes and releases the Shao-Yang
  • Harmonizes the Liver, Spleen and Intestines
  • Dispels Water Accumulation
  • Shao-Yang stage disorders where the exterior has not been completely released (Tai Yang - Shao Yang)
  • Epigastric pain due to Liver and Spleen disharmony
Clinical Manifestations
  • Joint pain with a crackling sensation
  • Epigastric pain
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal weakness
  • Headache
  • Heaviness in the head
  • Fever
  • Moderately severe chills
  • Distension beneath the Heart
  • Periumbilical or lower abdominal pain
  • Tenseness around the pubic bone
  • Subcostal pain
  • Epigastric fullness
  • Nausea
  • Mild vomiting
  • Mild thoraco-costal discomfort
  • Costal distress
  • Tension in the rectus abdominus
  • Chest distension
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal distension
  • Constipation
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Repeated loss of spinal alignment due to muscular tension
  • P: Floating and weak
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Acute hepatitis
  • Jaundice
  • Spleen disorders
  • Cholecystitis
  • Chronic appendicitis
  • Peritonitis
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Nephritis
  • Pyelitis
  • Nervous exhaustion
  • Female disorders
  • Hysteria
  • Epilepsy
  • Chiropractic disorders
  • Chronic Intestinal disorders
  • Skin rashes triggered by Cold
  • Hot flashes
  • Sleep that does not refresh
  • Migraines with a strong emotional involvement
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Seizures
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Chronic headaches
  • Cough
  • COPD
  • Depression
  • Weakness
  • Menopause syndrome
  • Arthralgia
  • Fever
  • Cardiac disorders
  • Neuritis
  • Common cold
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pleuritis
  • Gastralgia
  • Sour Stomach
  • Gastric hyperacidity
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Acute colitis
  • Intestinal ulcer
  • Common Cold or Influenza in patients with Internal disorders
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Urticaria
  • Waking during sleep
  • Tension headaches
  • Arrhythmia
  • Acid reflux
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Neurasthenia
  • Painful obstruction
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic asthmatic bronchitis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anorexia
  • Fatigue
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Constipation

More Information Formula Herb

*All granules can be made into capsules. All capsules are sold in pairs of 2 (Two bottle increment).