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Chaihu Guizhi Ganjiang Tang

Bupleurum, Cinnamon Twig, and Ginger Decoction柴胡桂枝乾薑湯

General Support:

Chronic, Digestive, Metabolic, Anti-Mass, Respiratory, Mental-Emotional, Cognitive, Urinary

Formula Family:

Simultaneously Warming Deficient Yang Qi while Clearing Toxic Heat, Moving with Bupleurum

Organ Systems:

Liver, Gallbladder, Spleen

Six Stages:

Shaoyang, Taiyang



Chaihu Guizhi Ganjiang is a 1,850 year-old formula that first appeared in Zhang Zhongjing’s classical formula primer, Treatise on Disorders Caused by Cold (Shanghan lun). In China, it is used to a much lesser degree than its two parent formulas, Xiao Chaihu Tang and Guizhi Tang. In Japan, however, it is considered to be an important item in the national pharmacopeia and prescribed for a wide variety of disorders. Japanese physicians emphasize that Chaihu Guizhi Ganjiang Tang is primarily indicated for patients with weak constitutions. More specifically, it can be said that this formula is suitable for shaoyang conditions complicated by damage to both body fluids and yang qi.

Therapeutic Principles

  • Harmonize shaoyang layer
  • Realign (hot) Gallbladder and (cold) Spleen
  • Warm yang qi and generate fluids

Formula Architecture 

桂枝 (尖)GuizhiCinnamon twig12.50%
乾薑GanjiangGinger, dried8.33%
天花粉TianhuafenTrichosanthes root16.67%
牡蠣 (煅制)MuliOyster shell; calcined8.33%
甘草 (棗花蜜炙)Zhi GancaoLicorice; jujube flower honey baked8.33%

Supplement Facts

Serving size: 3 capsules
Servings per contains: 
Amount per serving: 1500mg

*Proprietary blend containing pure herbal extracts of:

Bupleurum chinense root (Chaihu), Trichosanthes rosthornii root (Tianhuafen), Cinnamomum loureirii twig (Guizhi), Scutellaria baicalensis root (Huangqin), Glycyrrhiza glabra root honey baked (Zhi Gancao), Zingiber officinale rhizome (Ganjiang), Concha Ostreae (Muli)

* % Daily value not established

Other ingredients: living green clay excipient, vegetable capsule

Chaihu Guizhi Ganjiang

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