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The Prescription of 桂枝人参汤


The book Shang Han Lun



Gui Zhi: Expelling pathogenic factors from the muscles and skin by means of diaphoresis, warming the channels to dispel pathogenic cold.

Bai Zhu: Tonifying spleen qi.

Ren Shen: Replenishing the Qi of the middle-Jiao.

Gan Jiang: Warming the lung and dispelling cold so as to eliminate retained phlegm and warming up the spleen-Yang to remove dampness.

Zhi Gan Cao: Invigorating the spleen and stomach, tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.

The Effect of 桂枝人参汤


Relieving exterior syndrome and warming the spleen and stomach.


Gan Cao, Bai Zhu, Ren Shen and Gan Jiang are first decocted for the decoction into which Gui Zhi is put, taken warm three times a day.