Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang Wan - Bupleurum and Cinnamon Twig Decoction

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Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "chai hu gui zhi tang wan" , 柴胡桂枝湯, which in english is "bupleurum and cinnamon twig decoction", is categorized within the "release the exterior" functional grouping and within the "release exterior cold" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang, Cai Hu Gui Zhi Tang, Tsai Hu Kuei Chih Tang, Bupleurum and Cinnamon Combination.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • A combination of gui zhi tang and xiao chai hu tang - together they work with both taiyang and shaoyang syndromes - common colds and flu, fever, chills, joint pain, nausea, abdominal/epigastric distention.  Neuralgias from wind invasions - trigeminal neuralgia, frozen shoulder, etc.
  • With the right underlying factors also useful for a range of middle jiao issues such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, cholecystitis, gastric ulcers, pancreatitis, appendicitis.
  • Epilepsy.

Our shop contains chai hu gui zhi tang wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang - Sun Ten
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    For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bai Shao (White Peony Root) - Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to…
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  • Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome) - Dries dampness, transforms cold-phlegm, descends rebellious…
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  • Chai Hu (Thorowax Root, Bupleurum) - Clears shao yang disorders and reduces fever - alternating …
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  • Da Zao (Chinese Date, Jujube) - Tonifies spleen qi - weakness, shortness of breath, reduced…
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  • Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig) - Releases muscle layer and adjusts ying and wei qi levels U…
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  • Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria) - Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer …
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  • Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) - Strongly tonify yuan qi - extreme collapse of qi, shortnes…
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  • Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome) - Release the exterior, wind-cold, regulate ying and wei qi …
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  • Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) - This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the …
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    A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence lung wind invasion - wind cold.

    Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: cirrhosis, common cold, epilepsy (seizure), fever, flu, hepatitis (b or c), jaundice, shoulder pain and/or trigeminal neuralgia

    As noted above, chai hu gui zhi tang wan is within the release the exterior functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "release exterior cold", which contains the following formulas:

  • Gui Zhi Tang Wan (Cinnamon Twig Decoction) - Gan Mao (wind-cold) - Common cold or flu (or related illnes…
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  • Jing Fang Bai Du Wan (Schizonepeta and Siler Powder to Overcome Pathogenic Influences) - Early stages of disease arising from wind cold damp - commo…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "release the exterior" are listed below.

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