Gui Zhi Tang Wan - Cinnamon Twig Decoction

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Gui Zhi Tang Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

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:

  • Gan Mao (wind-cold) - Common cold or flu (or related illnesses, asthma, rhinitis, etc.) presenting with fever and chills (unrelieved by sweating), headache, aversion to wind, no desire for fluids, dry cough, sore throat.
  • Frostbite.
  • Pain from cold - may manifest in the joints, sciatic pain, neuralgia.
  • Some skin conditions that are worse with cold and tend to be dry and itchy.
  • Potentially useful post-partum (for colds or fevers) to strengthen the exterior (wei qi).

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

  • Gui Zhi Tang Wan - HBW
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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. Gui Zhi Tang Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

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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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  • Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome) - Release the exterior, wind-cold, regulate ying and wei qi …
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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. 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:

  • Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang Wan (Bupleurum and Cinnamon Twig Decoction) - A combination of gui zhi tang and xiao chai hu tang - toget…
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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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