Minor Bupleurum Combination by Sun Ten also known as Xiao Chai Hu Tang harmonizes shao-yang, soothes the liver, cleanses the gallbladder, and helps half-exterior/half-interior conformations.
Xiao Chai Hu Tang translates as Minor Bupleurum Decoction is a popular harmonizing formula described in the Shang Hun Lun (Treatise on Cold Damage) almost 2000 years ago by Zhang Zhongjing. The formula was originally used to treat fluctuating patterns of heat and cold symptoms though today it treats varying conditions involving liver or gallbladder dysfunction.
• Digestive Disorder
• Ears-Hearing Loss
• Morning Sickness
• Speech-Nonsensical Talking at Night
• Harmonize Shao-Yang
• Soothe the Liver
• Cleanse the Gallbladder
Chai Hu: a root that reduces fever caused by cold viruses
Huang Qin: one of the oldest herbs in Chinese Medicine; with its strong cooling properties, this herb treats conditions caused by excess heat
Ban Xia: a warming herb that clears phlegm and relieves nausea
Sheng Jiang: fresh ginger offers mild relief of cold symptoms and eases nausea
Ren Shen: ginseng is best known for boosting energy
Zhi Gan Cao: honey-fried licorice helps relieve fatigue and stop cough
Da Zao: the Chinese date helps strengthen the digestive system
Ingredients: Bupleurum root (chai hu), Asian ginseng root (ren shen), Pinellia rhizome (zhi ban xia), Chinese skullcap root (huang qin), Ginger fresh rhizome (sheng jiang), Chinese licorice root & rhizome (zhi gan cao), Jujube fruit (da zao).
Dissolve 1 to 2 grams in a cup of hot water to make a tea 2 to 3 times daily.