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The Prescription of 桂枝去芍药加附子汤


The book Shang Han Lun



Gui Zhi: Being pungent and sweet in flavor and warm in nature, expelling pathogenic factors from the muscles and skin by means of diaphoresis, warming the channels to dispel pathogenic cold.

Da Zao: Being sweet in flavor and neutral in nature, supplementing Qi and strengthening the middle-Jiao, nourishing the spleen, promoting the production of body fluids.

Zhi Gan Cao: Supplementing Qi and regulating the stomach, together with Gui Zhi aiding in expelling the pathogenic factors from the muscles and skin, tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.

Fu Zi: Restoring yang from collapse, reinforcing fire and strengthening yang, dispelling cold to alleviate pain.

The Effect of 桂枝去芍药加附子汤


Relieve exterior syndrome and expel wind, warm yang-qi and promote the secretion of body fluid.


Decoct in water for oral dose to be taken three times a day.