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Herbs and Actions 


  • Gui Zhi-Releases the exterior, assists the Yang, adjusts the Ying and Wei, releases the muscle layer, warms the channels and collaterals to relieve pain, assists the Heart Yang and warms and facilitates the flow of Yang Qi in the chest, warms and facilitates the flow of Qi through the channels and collaterals and Blood through the vessels, warms the Middle and directs Turbid Yin downward.
  • Huang Qin-Clears Heat and drains Fire especially from the Upper Jiao, dries Dampness and sedates Liver Yang rising.
  • Ren Shen-Strongly tonifies Qi, tonifies the Lungs, strengthens the Spleen and Stomach and generates Fluids.
  • Gan Cao-Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi, moistens the Lungs, stops cough, clears Heat, relieves Fire toxicity and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of the other herbs.
  • Zhi Ban Xia-Dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm, descends rebellious Qi, harmonizes the Stomach and stops vomiting.
  • Bai Shao-Nourishes the Blood, regulates the menses, calms and curbs Liver Yang, alleviates pain, preserves Yin and adjusts the Ying and Wei.
  • Chai Hu-Resolves the Shao Yang, reduces fever, spreads Liver Qi, relieves constraint and raises Yang Qi in Spleen and Stomach Deficiency patterns.
  • Sheng Jiang-Releases the exterior, disperses Cold, warms the Middle Jiao, stops vomiting, stops cough, adjusts the Ying and Wei and reduces toxicity of other herbs.
  • Da Zao-Tonifies Qi, strengthens the Spleen and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.


Formula Actions

  • Releases the Exterior and muscle layer

  • Harmonizes and releases the Shao-Yang

  • Harmonizes the Liver, Spleen and Intestines

  • Dispels Water Accumulation


Clinical Manifestation 

  • Joint pain with a crackling sensation

  • Epigastric pain

  • Fatigue

  • Gastrointestinal weakness

  • Headache

  • Heaviness in the head

  • Fever

  • Moderately severe chills

  • Distension beneath the Heart

  • Periumbilical or lower abdominal pain

  • Tenseness around the pubic bone

  • Subcostal pain

  • Epigastric fullness

  • Nausea

  • Mild vomiting

  • Mild thoracic-costal discomfort

  • Coastal distress

  • Tension in the rectus abdominis

  • Chest distension

  • Abdominal pain

  • Abdominal distension

  • Constipation

  • Irritability

  • Insomnia

Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang - Capsules (100 count)


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