Chinese Herb: Chai Hu (Thorowax Root , Bupleurum), Radix Bupleuri
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Chinese Herb: Chai Hu (Thorowax Root , Bupleurum), Radix Bupleuri

Herb 2 of 12 in Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Cool Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Channels:
GB, LIV, PER, TB
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Radix Bupleuri
Chinese:
柴胡
Tone Marks:
chái hú
Translation:
Kindling of the Barbarians

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Resolves Shao Yang Disorders and Lowers Fever
    For alternating chills and fever, bitter taste in the mouth, flank pain, vomiting, irritability, and chest constriction.
  • Relieves Liver Qi Constraint
    For dizziness, vertigo, chest pain, menstrual disorders, and emotional instability. Also used to treat wood attacking earth symptoms.
  • Raises the Yang Qi in cases of Middle Jiao Deficiency
    For hemorrhoids, anal and uterine prolapse, and diarrhea.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Contraindicated in cases of Liver Heat and cough from Yin Deficiency
  • Over dosage may cause nausea and vomiting.
  • Other side effects may include increased bowel movement and drowsiness.

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-12 grams.
  • Part used: root.

Chinese Herb Combinations:

  1. Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
  2. Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

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