Xiao Chai Hu Tang by Blue Poppy’s Great Nature Classics is a formula that comes from Zhang Zhong-jings late Han dynasty Shan Han Lun (Treatise on Damage [due to] Cold).
Within this formula, Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri) resolves the exterior and courses wind and/or courses the liver and rectifies the qi.
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae) clears heat and eliminates dampness. It clears heat from the lungs, livergallbladder, stomach, and intestines.
Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis), Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae), and mixfried Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) fortify the spleen and supplement the qi.
Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae) and Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis) transform phlegm and eliminate dampness, harmonize the stomach and downbear counterflow.
Sheng Jiang also resolves the exterior and courses wind, while Sheng Jiang and Gan Cao harmonize and regulate all the other medicinals in the formula.
Action: Harmonizes the two meridians of Shaoyang — the Triple Warmer and Gallbladder.
Pattern: Syndromes of the Shao-Yang channel
Contraindications: Use with care in cases with headache and dizziness if taken longterm. Also use with care in cases of ascendant hyperactivity of liver yang, upward flaming of liver fire, or yin vacuity with internal heat.
Chinese Symptomology: Alternating chills and fever, distention in the chest or rib area, bitter mouth, dry throat, retching, dizziness, severe loss of appetite.
Western Symptomology: Infection of biliary tract, gallstones, gallbladder infection, hepatitis, pleuritis, chronic gastritis, indigestion, intercostal neuralgia, neurosis, breast disease, underarm lymph node edema, and AIDS.
Adults take 3 capsules 2 times per day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Xiao Chai Hu Tang Ingredients in 3 capsules:
Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri) 118.5 mg
Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis) 118.5 mg
Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae) 118.5 mg
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae) 118.5 mg
Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae) 118.5 mg
Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis) 78.75 mg
Mixfried Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 78.75 mg