The herbal formula "gui zhi tang wan" , 桂枝湯, which in english is "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: Gui Zhi Tang, Kuei Chih Tang, Cinnamon Decoction, Cinammon Combination.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Our shop contains gui zhi tang wan from the following manufacturer:
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. Gui Zhi Tang Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:
Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to blood deficiency (pale, lusterless complexion and nails) - menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding - very common herb fo…
Tonifies spleen qi - weakness, shortness of breath, reduced appetite, loose stools. Nourishes the blood, calms the spirit - irritability, pale complexion, emotional disturbances, restlessness. Usef…
Releases muscle layer and adjusts ying and wei qi levels Useful in wind-cold-damp bi syndromes to warm channels and disperse cold Resolves blood stagnation particularly from cold - dysmenorrhea Un…
Release the exterior, wind-cold, regulate ying and wei qi Warms the middle jiao - stomach cold/vomiting Alleviates coughing, warms lung Reduces toxicity of other herbs
This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the heart and spleen along with its general harmonizing function within formulas. See Gan Cao for complete information.
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. Gui Zhi Tang Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence lung wind invasion - wind cold.
Gui Zhi Tang Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: asthma, bells palsy, common cold, flu, itching, neuralgia, rhinitis and/or sciatica
As noted above, 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:
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 diste…
Early stages of disease arising from wind cold damp - common cold, flu, bronchitis, mumps. Early stages of skin diseases - boils, carbuncles, eczema, dermatitis with the right underlying factors. M…
All formulas in the primary category of "release the exterior" are listed below.
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