Chai Ge Jie Ji Tang
Pin Ying Name: Chai Ge Jie Ji Tang
English Name: Bupleurum & Kudza Decoction
Chinese Name: 柴葛解肌湯
Herbs & Actions
Disperses Wind-Heat and resolves Phlegm and congestion.
With Gan Cao, for Wind-Heat fever.
Discharges Exterior conditions, releases the muscles, especially of the neck and upper back, relieves Heat and generates fluids.
With Chai Hu, for Exterior patterns where the the chills gradually improve while the fever gradually increases along with stiffening of the neck and upper back and absence of sweating With Chai Hu, Shi Gao and Huang Qin, for Wind-Heat.
Rz. seu Rx. Notopterygii
Releases the Exterior, disperses Cold, expels Wind-Cold-Dampness, unblocks painful obstruction, alleviates pain and guides Qi to the Tai Yang and Du channels.
With Bai Zhi, for headaches.
Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Expels Wind, eliminates Dampness, unblocks the nasal passages, dispels Cold and alleviates pain.
With Ge Gen, for Wind-Cold trapped at the level of the muscles and interstices. With Huang Qin, for Wind-Heat headache.
Drains Fire, detoxifies, cools the Blood and stops bleeding.
With Qiang Huo, for Cold-Dampness at the Exterior with Heat in the Interior.
Clears Heat in the Qi Stage, drains Fire, relieves irritability, quenches thirst and clears Excess Heat from the Lungs.
With Sheng Jiang, decreases muscular swelling.
Opens the Lungs, spreads Lung Qi, expels Phlegm, benefits the throat and opens and raises Lung Qi, directing the effects of other herbs to the upper body.
Opens the Lungs, spreads Lung Qi, expels Phlegm, benefits the throat and opens and raises Lung Qi, directing the effects of other herbs to the upper body. With Gan Cao, disseminates Lung Qi, expels Phlegm, resolves toxicity, and expels pus for productive cough with hoarseness and pain and swelling of the throat due to Wind-Heat .
Nourishes the Blood, Astringes Yin and adjusts the Ying and Wei.
With Chai Hu, for flank pain due to Liver Qi Stagnation.
Moistens the Lungs, resolves Phlegm, stops cough and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
Rz. Zingiberis Recens
Releases the Exterior, induces perspiration, disperses Cold, warms the Lungs, stops cough and reduces the toxicity of other herbs.
With Da Zao, for External Wind-Cold.
Moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
Releases the muscle layer
Clears Interior Heat
Tai Yang – Yang Ming
Wind-Cold turning to Heat
Fever and chills with fever increasing and chills decreasing
Stiffness and pain of the extremities
Shoulder and neck tension
Dry nasal passages
C: Thin and yellow
P: Floating and slightly flooding
Epidemic viral infection
Upper respiratory tract infection
Neck pain and stiffness
Contraindicate for those with no Interior Heat.
Do not use if the Yang Ming has been already attacked with constipation and abdominal pain.
Avoid acrid, oily or spicy foods while taking this formula.