Chinese: Gui Zhi Tang

English: Cinnamon Twig Decoction

Source: Shanghanlun (Treatise on Cold Damage Diseases)

Pulse: floating, relaxed

Tongue: thin, white moist fur

Abdomen: weak abdominal wall strength

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

  • Common Cold
  • Chills
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Aversion to wind
  • Stiff neck
  • Nasal congestion

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.

keishito - Gui Zhi Tang