Gui zhi jia da huang tang
gui zhi 9 bai shao 18 sheng jiang 9 da zao 9 zhi gan cao 6 da huang 6
When originally there was tai yang disease, but the physician used precipitation, and consequently there is abdominal fullness with periodic pain, this belongs to tai yin disease. Gui zhi jia shao yao tang governs. If there is great repletion pain, gui zhi jia da huang tang governs.
Another version of gui zhi tang but now as gui zhi jia shao yao tang with da huang. It treats excess wind that causes dryness in Earth by moistening with bai shao and ensuring that yang ming opens so Metal can descend.
Gui zhi, Cinnamomi cassiae ramulus is pungent sweet and warm dispersing of the imperial and ministerial fire. It warms and tonifies the shao yin and jue yin. In doing so it warms and tonifies the whole body.
Bai shao, Paeoniae radix lactiflora is sour, bitter and cool. It is sour collecting of yin fluids and blood. It is bitter descending of heat. It nourishes dryness in yang ming and the jue yin. It descends Earth and Metal and calms Wood wind.
Bai shao nourishes blood and astringes yin while buffering convulsions and pain.
Bai shao eliminates lower abdominal and lower extremity cramping by calming internal wind.
It lubricates the intestines and descends its qi.
Sheng jiang, Zingiberis rhizoma recens is pungent dispersing of the liver and pericardium blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. Sheng jiang is pungent dispersing of dampness and cold in the stomach domain, spleen and lung. Sheng jiang is pungent connecting of the tai yin with the tai yang. It supports raising of the clear qi to the chest and the 100 vessels.
Da zao, Jujubae fructus is sweet tonifying and moderating. It tonifies and nourishes the stomach domain, spleen, lungs, and heart. It directly nourishes the shao yin heart.
Sweet and neutral it tonifies qi of the middle and Earth. It tonifies the stomach and spleen. It mainly tonifies the spleen qi. It also nourishes the heart qi and blood.
The combination of da zao and sheng jiang tonifies the spleen and harmonizes the stomach. Da zao combined with bai shao strengthens the creation of fluids through sweet and sour.
Zhi gan cao, Glycyrrhizae radix prep is sweet tonifying and nourishing of all organs but especially the heart.
Zhi gan cao is sweet and mildly warm tonifying and nourishing of yin fluids. It nourishes yin fluids in the tai yin and shao yin.
Da huang, Rhei rhizoma is bitter draining of excess heat and dry stool in the stomach domain.
Cold bitter it clears yang ming congestion by disinhibiting bowel movement and clears the bowels of congested excessive heat.