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Chai Hu #1143

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Pin Ying Name: Chai Hu

Chinese Name: 柴胡

English Name: Bupleurum Root

Latin Name: Bupleuri, Radix

Herbs that Release the Exterior: Cool Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior (Wind-Heat Diaphoretics)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Acrid
Astringent
Cool
Neutral
GallBladder
Liver
Pericardium San Jiao
3-12g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Resolves Shao Yang disorders and reduces fever (harmonizes the Exterior and Interior)

  • Shao Yang Stage with alternating chills and fever, a bitter taste,dizziness, tinnitus, flank pain, irritability, vomiting and a stifling sensation in the chest
  • Deficiency Heat (auxiliary)
  • Gallbladder Fire

Spreads Liver Qi and relieves Stagnation

  • Liver Qi Stagnation with dizziness, vertigo, chest and flank pain, emotional instability and menstrual problems
  • Disharmony between the Liver and Spleen with epigastric and flank pain, a stifling sensation in the chest, abdominal bloating, nausea and indigestion
  • Liver/Gallbladder Disharmony

Raises Yang Qi (specifically the Clear Qi of the Stomach and Gallbladder)

  • Spleen and Stomach Yang Deficiency, Qi collapse (prolapse) with hemorrhoids, vaginal discharge, bleeding or exhaustion

Disperses Wind-Heat and resolves Phlegm and congestion

  • Wind-Heat
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency cough.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin and/or Fluid Deficiency (severe Yin Damage).
  • This herb may cause nausea or vomiting. To counteract, use smaller dosage.
  • This herb may cause nausea or vomiting. To counteract, use smaller dosage.
  • Do not use alone continuously.