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Chaihu Guizhi Tang

The Prescription of Chaihu Guizhi Tang


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.

Bai Shao: Replenishing Yin and astringing Ying, uniting Gui Zhi to take a role in regulating Ying and Wei.

Chai Hu: Being bitter and pungent in flavor and slightly cold in nature, tending to distribute so as to disperse pathogenic factors from the superficies of the body.

Huang Qin: Being bitter in taste and cold in nature, being adept in removing pathogenic heat in Shaoyang channel.

Ban Xia: Regulating the function of the stomach to promote the descending of the stomach-Qi, resolving masses, relieving fullness.

Ren Shen, Gan Cao, Sheng Jiang and Da Zao: Invigorating the stomach-Qi, promoting the production of body fluid, coordinating Ying and Wei.

The Effect of Chaihu Guizhi Tang


Expel pathogenic factors from muscles and skin by means of diaphoresis, regulate Ying and Wei.


Cold, epilepsy, epidemic hemorrhagic fever.


Decoct in water for oral dose to be taken twice.