Details of Bupleurum and Cinnamon Combination
Bupleurum unsticks what is stuck.
Bupleurum unsticks what is stuck.

Alternative Names

  • chai hu gui zhi tang
  • chai hu kuei chih tang
  • chai-hu-gui-zhi-tang
  • Bupleurum and Cinnamon Twig Decoction
  • Bupleurum and Cassia Twig Decoction
  • saiko-keishi-to
  • saiko keishi to
  • Saiko-keishi-tō
  • 柴胡桂枝湯
  • さいこけいしとう
  • TJ10; TJ-10; TJ 10


  • relaxes tense muscles that cause a sense of dull stuffiness in the upper abdomen
  • promotes blood flow in the head, relaxes muscles in the upper neck and shoulder


Gui Zhi 桂枝 (Saigon) cinnamon twig, cassia twig Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae

Gan Jiang 乾姜 dried ginger rhizome Zingiberis Rhizoma [use caution if pregnant]

Chai Hu 柴胡 hare’s ear root, thorowax root, bupleurum Radix Bupleuri [caution]

Huang Qin 黃苓 baical skullcap root, scutellaria, scute Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis [supports pregnancy]

Ban Xia 半夏 pinellia rhizome, pinellia tuber Rhizoma Pinelliae Ternatae [supports pregnancy]

Ren Shen 人蔘 ginseng root Radix Panax Ginseng made from real ginseng

Da Zao 大棗 jujube, Chinese date Jujubae Fructus

Gan Cao 甘草 licorice root Radix Glycyrrhizae [caution]

Bai Shao 白芍 white peony root, peony Paeoniae Radix alba [supports pregnancy]

Recommended for these body types:
Slightly Hearty
Slightly Hearty

Slightly Delicate
Slightly Delicate
Recommended for these thermal natures:

Adult Dosage

Eagle Herbs is now supplying a 2 gram “little spoon”. (Please wash and dry before using.)

    • An “average dose” is 10 grams per day of the granules. This means 5 “little spoons” or 20 capsules each day. Each capsule is 1/2 gram. 
    • A Big Dosage for Short-lived but intense issues: 3 little spoons (12 capsules) twice a day.
    • A Smaller Dosage for Lingering low-grade concerns: 2 little spoons (8 capsules) twice a day. 
    • If you are very sensitive to medicines: start out low (1/2 little spoon or 2 capsules) once per day, and raise the dosage each day.

    We find that people find the right dosage for themselves. We don’t know your body weight, your sensitivity etc… So take what feels good for you and you get the results you are looking for. Many people get great results with taking less. 

    Your order will last approximately this long:

    • 50 grams powder (100 capsules) : 4 to 14 days.
    • 100 grams powder (200 capsules) : 8 to 28 days
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Availability status: in stock

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4 thoughts on “Bupleurum and Cinnamon Combination (chai hu gui zhi tang)”

  1. Can bupleurum and cinnamon combination be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding? Currently, I’m pregnancy and I have epilepsy. Thanks.

  2. This is tricky. I’m not sure if you had been taking this before and now want to continue or whether you want to start with this now. Are you near a Chinese medicine herbalist you can consult with?

  3. I was wondering if you could please tell me what the life span of the powder is? Does it have an expiry date?

    Thank you!

  4. No, not really. I buy some other custom granules that have a 3 year expiry date but I think its pretty arbitrary. We try to keep our stock at Eagleherbs fresh and try to throw anything out over a year out. But the main problem is that once a bottle is opened it can clump up and get hard. I’ve found things in my closet 5 years old that got this way and had to throw them away. But if you don’t open them they should be good for years. Eric Brand, our distributor at Legendary Herbs seems to think they remain effective for many more years. I am going to quote from something he wrote:
    Testing results on the long-term stability of granules in sealed containers indicate that granules have a very long shelf life. Minimal changes have been noted in hundreds of products even after eight to nine years. While many manufacturers use a three-year expiration date on the U.S. market, five-year expiration dates are also common for the exact same products in other markets (such as the E.U.). Expiration dates are rarely based on actual evidence of degradation, and in general the expiration dates used for granules are shorter than necessary to reduce liability and encourage product turnover. From the perspective of efficacy and safety, most granules in sealed bottles can probably last for many years beyond their stated expiration dates.

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