Bai Hu Jia Gui Zhi Tang
白虎加桂枝汤

 

 

White Tiger plus Cinnamon Twig Decoction

 Disclaimer    For educational purposes only.  Do not use as medical advice

AboutHerbsCaution/Notes
Health Benefits
For: Fever • Diabetes • Encephalitis • Meningitis • Malaria
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Categories (Click on ⌕ for other formulas in the category)
Category: Clear Heat ⌕    Subcategory: Clear Heat From Qi Level ⌕      Family: Shi Gao Lei Fang ⌕      Source:   ⌕       Related Formula:
Actions
Clears Qi level heat • Reliefs thirst • Drains fire • Generate fluids • Clear obstruction
Indications and Contraindications
Appearance: Tongue -      Pulse -Forceful, flooding, rapid      Face/other - Red 
Patterns:  
Indications: High fever • Significant sweating • Aversion to heat • Face is red • Thirsty • Headache • Tooth ache • Nose bleed
Contraindications: Spleen and stomach deficiency
Properties
Data adapted from product found online.  Categories 4% or less not shown.

Herbs Cat/Dose Actions Properties
Shi Gao  
30g
Zhi Mu  
9g
Zhi Gan CaoLicorice Root • 甘草 Tonify Qi
3g
Tonify spleen • Tonify qiTonify blood • Clear heat • Stop cough • Lubricate lungs • Stop wheezing • Reduce spasm • Relieve pain • Harmonize other herb effectsEnters all 12 channels, often serve as envoy in a formula. Hypoglycemic • Antiarrhythmic • Expectorant • Antidiarrheal • Antiulcer • Hepatoprotective • Antiulcer • Immunostimulant • Antitussive • Antiviral • Detox • Demulcent • Anti-inflammatory • Laxative • Emmenagogue • Antimicrobial • Spasmolytic
Geng Mi  
9g-15g
Gui ZhiCinnamon Twig • 桂枝 Release Exterior Wind Cold
5g-9g
Regulate nutritive and protective qi • Warm channels • Expel Cold • Improve circulation • Relieve pain Antimicrobial • anticoagulantteratogenic • emmenagogue • antiparasitic • antibiotic • hypoglycemic •analgesic • anti-inflammatory • antioxidant • free radical scavenging • sedative • memory enhancer
King/Chief    ♥ Minister/Deputy      Assistant     ♦ Envoy
Directions: This formula is the same as Bai Hu Tang with the addition of Gui Zhi to alleviate painful obstructions from wind damp heat.
Modifications For
+ Xi Xin+ Huang Lian + Huang Qin Red/swollen eyes, plus sever headache 14
+ Tian Hua Fen + Lu Gen + Mai Men Dong Thirsty, irritable, hungry 14
+ Shan Yao –Geng Mi Stomach Qi deficiency 14
+ Cong Bai +Dan Dou Chi + Xi Xin Exterior wind cold 14
+ Da Huang Gum swelling, headache, dry mouth, nose bleed, constipation 14 
+ Huang Lian Jie Du Tang Disorientation, insomnia, skin blotches 14

Caution
  • Do not use for fever from Spleen and stomach deficiency
  • Do not use for true cold and false head 
  • Stop using if usage led to headache, feeling cold, unable to think clearly, or neck stiffness

ALERT: Contraindications of each herb - use with caution under these conditions:
Gan Cao: High blood pressure • Low potassium • Pork • Seaweed • Chinese cabbage • Anti-diabetic drugs • Diuretic drugs
Gui Zhi: Pregnancy • Liver Wind • Measles • Open skin sores
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Notes

 

Bibliography: [3], [8], [9], [14]

Information in this post came from many sources, including class notes, practitioners, websites, webinars, books, magazines, and editor's personal experience.  While the original source often came from historical Chinese texts,  variations may result from the numerous English translations.   Always consult a doctor prior to using these drugs.  The information here is strictly for educational purposes. 

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