Gui Zhi Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang (Cinnamon Twig Decoction Plus Dragon Bone and Oyster Shell)

Gui Zhi Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang (Cinnamon Twig Decoction Plus Dragon Bone and Oyster Shell)

Formula 12 of 17 in Formulas that Stabilize and Bind

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Stabilize the Exterior and the Lungs

Pattern:

  • Yin and Yang Deficiency, Heart and Kidney not communicating

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Hollow slow pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Heart, Bladder, Spleen, Liver, Kidneys, Stomach

There are 7 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig, Cassia Twig)
Quantity = 9 grams
Warm Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Channels:
HT, LU, BL
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae
Chinese:
桂枝
Tone Marks:
guì zhī
Bai Shao (White Peony Root)
Quantity = 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
Long Gu (Fossilized Mammal Bones)
Quantity = 15-30 grams
Neutral Long Gu (Os Draconis)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Astringent, Neutral
Latin:
Os Draconis
Chinese:
龙骨
Tone Marks:
lóng gŭ
Translation:
Dragon Bone
Mu Li (Oyster Shell)
Quantity = 15-30 grams
Cool Mu Li (Concha Ostreae)
Channels:
LIV, KI
Properties:
Salty, Astringent, Cool
Latin:
Concha Ostreae
Chinese:
牡蛎
Tone Marks:
mŭ lì
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)
Quantity = 9 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 (Date, Jujube)
Quantity = 4 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
Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Quantity = 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

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