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Gui Zhi Shao Yao Zhi Mu Tang (Cinnamon Twig, Peony, and Anemarrhena Decoction) 桂枝芍藥知母湯


Formula Type Formulas that Expel Dampness
Diagnosis Recurrent Wind-Cold-Damp bi in which localized constraint generates heat
Action Unblocks flow of Yang Qi, promotes movement in areas with painful obstruction), dispels wind, eliminates dampness, clears heat
Indication Swollen and painful joints (especially of lower extremities) that are warm to the touch and worsen at night, reduced range of motion in affected joints, chills, absence of sweating, weight loss, headache, dizziness, shortness of breath, feeling as if one wants to vomit. T: white, greasy coat; P: wiry, slippery
Remarks Also used for dizziness caused by inner ear disorders

Ma Huang (untested) (6 g)

Fu Zi (Zhi) (untested) (15 g)

Zhi Mu (untested) (12 g)

Bai Shao (9 g)

Bai Zhu (Organic) (15 g)

Fang Feng (untested) (12 g)

Sheng Jiang (Organic) (15 g)

Gan Cao (6 g)


This information is a reference tool for Chinese herbal studies. It is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult a primary health professional if you require health advisory.