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The Prescription of 桂枝加葛根汤


The book of Shang Han Lun



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

Bai Shao: Nourishing the liver to relieve pain.

Ge Gen: Removing pathogenic heat from the exterior, ascending the Qi of the spleen and stomach.

Da Zao: Invigorating the spleen-Qi, relieving the liver depression, treating deficiency of the heart.

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

The Effect of 桂枝加葛根汤


Relieve exterior syndrome, promote the secretion of saliva or body fluid and relax the tendons.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.