Chai Ge Jie Ji Tang (Bupleurum and Kudzu Decoction to Release the Muscle Layer)
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Chai Ge Jie Ji Tang (Bupleurum and Kudzu Decoction to Release the Muscle Layer)

Formula 11 of 25 in Formulas that Release the Exterior

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

There are 11 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Chai Hu (Qty: 3-9 grams)

Cool Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Channels:
GB, LIV, PER, TB
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Radix Bupleuri
Chinese:
柴胡
Tone Marks:
chái hú
Translation:
Kindling of the Barbarians

Ge Gen (Qty: 6-12 grams)

Cool Ge Gen (Radix Puerariae)
Ye Ge Gen (Peureria Lobata)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Radix Puerariae
Chinese:
葛根
Tone Marks:
gé gēn

Qiang Huo (Qty: 3-6 grams)

Warm Qiang Huo (Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii)
Channels:
BL, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Aromatic, Warm
Latin:
Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii
Chinese:
羌活
Tone Marks:
qiāng huó

Bai Zhi (Qty: 3-6 grams)

Warm Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Dahuricae
Chinese:
白芷
Tone Marks:
bái zhĭ

Huang Qin (Qty: 6-9 grams)

Cold Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)
Channels:
GB, LI, LU, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Chinese:
黄芩
Tone Marks:
huáng qín

Shi Gao (Qty: 4.5-15 grams)

Cold Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Very Cold
Latin:
Gypsum Fibrosum
Chinese:
石膏
Tone Marks:
shí gāo
Translation:
Stone Paste

Jie Geng (Qty: 3-6 grams)

Neutral Jie Geng (Platycodi Radix)
Channels:
LU (ST)
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Neutral
Latin:
Platycodi Radix
Chinese:
桔梗
Tone Marks:
jié gĕng
Alt Names:
Ku Jie Geng, Bai Jie Geng, Yu Jie Geng
Translation:
Solid and Straight Root

Bai Shao (Qty: 6-9 grams)

Cool Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin:
Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Chinese:
白芍
Tone Marks:
bái sháo
Alt Names:
Bai Shao Yao
Translation:
White Peony

Gan Cao (Qty: 3-6 grams)

Neutral Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
甘草
Tone Marks:
gān căo
Alt Names:
Guo Lao
Translation:
Sweet Herb, Sweet Grass

Sheng Jiang (Qty: 3-6 grams)

Warm Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
生姜
Tone Marks:
shēng jiāng

Da Zao (Qty: 2-3 pieces)

Warm Da Zao (Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae
Chinese:
大枣
Tone Marks:
dà zăo
Alt Names:
Hong Zao, Hei Da Zao, Hei Zao
Translation:
Big Date

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