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Chai Hu Gui Zhi Gan Jiang Tang

Bupleurum, Cinnamon & Ginger Combination Granules | 柴胡桂枝乾薑湯
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Ingredients: Bupleurum root (chai hu), Scute root (huang qin), Trichosanthes root (tian hua fen), Cinnamon twig (gui zhi), Oyster shell (mu li), Dry Ginger root (gan jiang), Chinese licorice root (gan cao).

Mandarin: 柴胡桂枝乾薑湯
Pin-Yin: Chai Hu Gui Zhi Gan Jiang Tang
English: Bupleurum, Cinnamon, & Ginger Combination
Korean: 시갈해기탕
Romaji: Saiko* Keishi Kankyo To
Kanji: 柴胡桂枝乾姜湯
Kampo: Yes

 

 

Source:

  • Discussion of Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

How it works:

  • Harmonizes shaoyang
  • Disperses congested fluids
  • Brings warmth to the interior

Clinical Applications:

  • Shaoyang disorder with congested fluids

This formula was first published in “Discussion of Cold Damage” by the renowned Han dynasty physician Zhang Zhongjing. Chai Hu Gui Zhi Gan Jiang Tang treats shaoyang disorder and congested fluids by harmonizing shaoyang, dispersing congested fluids, and warming the interior.

English Name

Pin-Yin Name

Bupleurum

Chai Hu

Scute Root

Huang Qin

Trichosanthes Root

Tian Hua Fen

Cinnamon Twig

Gui Zhi

Oyster Shell

Mu Li

Dry Ginger Root

Gan Jiang

Licorice Root

Gan Cao

 

Main Ingredient(s):

In this formula, Bupleurum alleviates shaoyang disorders, harmonizes the interior with the exterior, and disperses wind-heat and phlegm, and Cinnamon releases the exterior, supplements and unblocks yang, and transforms qi and thin mucus. Ginger is used to warm the middle, extinguish cold and interior cold, and disperse wind-dampness in the lower burner.

 

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