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Chái Gé Jiě Jì Tāng (Bupleurum and Kudzu Decoction to Release the Muscle Layer)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders

Pattern:

  • Wind-Cold (Tai Yang) transforming into Interior Heat (Yang Ming)

Actions:

  • Releases pathogens from the muscle layer
  • Clears internal heat.
  • Relieves pain.

Indications:

  • Increasing fever with decreasing chills and aversion to cold
  • Eye Pain, dry nasal passages, insomnia, irritability, and a bitter taste in the mouth
  • Muscle aches and pains.
  • Aching and stiffness in the extremities.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue with a thin yellow tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating, rapid, and slightly forceful pulse
  • Slippery and rapid

Western Uses:

  • Common Cold
  • Toothache
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Influenza

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases of external Wind Heat, exterior Wind Cold in the Tai Yang stage, or Yang Ming organ heat with constipation

Originally Appeared In:

  • Six Texts of Cold Induced Disorders (Shang Han Liu Shu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Pericardium, Gall Bladder, Liver, Stomach, Spleen, Kidneys, Lungs, Large Intestine, Heart

Substances in this Formula (11 Total):


Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Chai Hu (Thorowax Root , Bupleurum) 柴胡
Qty: 3-9 grams
Chan: GB, LIV, PER, TB
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin: Radix Bupleuri
Cat: Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Ge Gen (Radix Puerariae)
Ge Gen (Pueraria, Kudzu Root) 葛根
Qty: 6-12 grams
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Cool
Latin: Radix Puerariae
Cat: Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Qiang Huo (Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii)
Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root) 羌活
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: BL, KI
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Aromatic, Warm
Latin: Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae)
Bai Zhi (Angelica Root) 白芷
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Dahuricae
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root) 黄芩
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: GB, LI, LU, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum)
Shi Gao (Gypsum) 石膏
Qty: 4.5-15 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Very Cold
Latin: Gypsum Fibrosum
Cat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Jie Geng (Platycodi Radix)
Jie Geng (Root of the Balloon Flower) 桔梗
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: LU (ST)
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Neutral
Latin: Platycodi Radix
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Bai Shao (White Peony Root) 白芍
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: LIV, SP
Prop: Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin: Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Gan Cao (Licorice Root) 甘草
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome) 生姜
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Da Zao (Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae)
Da Zao (Date, Jujube) 大枣
Qty: 2-3 pieces
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi

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