Names Of Gui Zhi Tang Wan

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Gui Zhi Tang Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Cinnamon Twig Decoction
  • Pinyin Name: Gui Zhi Tang Wan
  • Alternate Names: Gui Zhi Tang, Kuei Chih Tang, Cinnamon Decoction, Cinammon Combination
  • Chinese Character: 桂枝湯
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How Is Gui Zhi Tang Wan Categorized?

There Are 11 Formulas In Our Release the Exterior Category

How Is Gui Zhi Tang Wan Used Clinically?

Gui Zhi Tang Wan Usages and Indications

  • 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).

Conditions and Patterns Potentially Related With Gui Zhi Tang Wan

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Cinnamon Twig


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold category

Usages

  • 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
  • Unblocks yang qi in the chest - shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations
  • Resolve edema and accumulation of cold phlegm

This formula has cautions, see details

Bai Shao


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White Peony Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category

Usages

  • 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 for gynecological disorders (Si Wu Tang).
  • Calms liver yang, alleviates pain from constrained liver qi or disharmony between the liver and the spleen due to liver yang rising - cramping and spasms (limbs and abdomen), abdominal pain from dysentery, headache and dizziness.
  • Preserves yin, adjusts ying and wei levels - vaginal discharge and spermatorrhea, exterior wind-cold from deficiency with continuous sweating, spontaneous sweating, night sweats.

This formula has cautions, see details

Zhi Gan Cao

Honey Fried Licorice Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • 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.

Sheng Jiang

Fresh Ginger Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold category

Usages

  • 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 formula has cautions, see details

Da Zao


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Chinese Date, Jujube


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • Tonifies spleen qi - weakness, shortness of breath, reduced appetite, loose stools.
  • Nourishes the blood, calms the spirit - irritability, pale complexion, emotional disturbances, restlessness.
  • Useful to harmonize the harsh properties of other herbs.

This formula has cautions, see details

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