Chinese: Gui Zhi Shao Yao Zhi Mu Tang

English: Cinnamon Twig, Peony, and Anemarrhena Decoction

Source: Jinguiyaolue (Essentials from the Golden Cabinet)

Pulse: bowstring, slippery

Tongue: white greasy fuy

Abdomen: medium abdominal wall strength

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

  • Swollen and painful joints
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Absence of sweating
  • Loss of appetite and weight

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.