Chinese: Gui Zhi Jia Shao Yao Tang

English: Cinnamon Twig Decoction plus Peony

Source: Shanghanlun (Treatise on Cold Damage Diseases)

Pulse: soft

Tongue: thin white fur

Abdomen: fukuchokukinrenkyu

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

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal bloating and pain
  • Fatigue
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation

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.