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
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
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…
All formulas in the primary category of "release the exterior" are listed below.
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