Chinese: Gui Zhi Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang

English: Cinnamon Twig, Licorice, Dragon Bone, and Oyster Shell Decoction

Source: Jinguiyaolue (Essentials from the Golden Cabinet)

Pulse: Hollow, slow

Tongue: Pale body

Abdomen: saijyoki, fukuchokukinrenkyu

Indications: This herbal formula has been used for patients with following health conditions and symptoms:

  • Spermatorrhea (in men)
  • A cold sensation at the tip of the penis
  • Erotic dreams (in women)
  • Insomnia
  • Night sweats
  • Palpitation
  • Low back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Watery stools
  • Erectile dysfunction

There are many other health conditions that may respond well to this herbal formula, in particular patients exhibiting indicative traditional diagnostic signs and symptoms.

Herbs in This Formula

Note: Suggested dosages of each herb in Kampo formulas are often smaller than those of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Individual dosages of herbs may be adjusted depending on each patient’s condition, constitutional patterns, quality of the herbs, and other factors involved.

Abdominal pattern (fukusho) of Keishikaryukotsuboreito (from Fukusho Kiran Yoku 1809)