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Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang #2402M

Pin Ying Name: Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang

English Name: Bupleurum To Spread The Liver Decoction

Chinese Name: 柴胡舒肝湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi 6-9g

Regulates Qi, adjusts the middle, improves the transportive function of the Spleen, relieves the diaphragm and descends Qi.

Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu 6-15g

Resolves Shao Yang, spreads Liver Qi and relieves Stagnation.

With Bai Shao, for vertigo, dizziness, rib pain and menstrual irregularity due to Liver Qi Stagnation. With Xiang Fu and Bai Shao, for pain and distention in the chest and flanks.

Rx. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong 3-12g

Invigorates Blood, promotes Qi movement, moves Qi upward and alleviates headache pain.

With Xiang Fu, for Qi Stagnation combined with Blood Stasis.

Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke 4.5-15g

Moves Qi, disperses Heat and reduces distention and pressure.

Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 4.5-21g

Nourishes the Blood, regulates menses, sedates Liver Yang, alleviates pain, preserves the Yin and adjusts the Ying and Wei.

With Gan Cao, for abdominal pain due to disharmony between the Liver and Stomach.

Fried Rx. Glycyrrhizae Zhi Gan Cao 1-6g

Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi and harmonizes.

Rz. Cyperi Xiang Fu 4.5-9g

Regulates Liver Qi, regulates menstruation, alleviates pain and relieves depression.

With Chai Hu, for Qi Stagnation and menstrual irregularity.

Formula Actions
  • Spreads Liver Qi
  • Promotes Qi circulation
  • Harmonizes the Blood
  • Alleviates pain
  • Liver Qi Stagnation
  • Liver Qi Stagnation: Liver Qi Invades the Stomach
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hypochondriac pain and distention
  • Alternating fever and chills
  • Depression
  • Easily angered
  • Chest fullness
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Fidgeting
  • Abdominal pain and cramps
  • Breast distention and pain
  • Irritability
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Amenorrhea
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Wiry or Tight
  • Hypertension
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Gastralgia
  • Mania
  • Cholecystirtis
  • Breast hyperplasia
  • Hepatitis C
  • Atrophic gastritis
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Orchitis
  • Late menstruation
  • Infertility
  • Acid reflux
  • Breast tenderness
  • Coronary Heart disease
  • Dysentery
  • Abdominal pain
  • Stomach cancer
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Pertussis
  • Chronic cough
  • Alternating chills and fever
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stress
  • Abdominal fullness and distention
  • Diverticulitis
  • Amenorrhea
  • Tension headache
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Herpes zoster
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Morning sickness
  • Liver cancer
  • Gastroptosis
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Premenstrual breast distention
  • Gastritis
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
  • Pleurisy
  • Mastitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Emotional stress
  • Male sexual dysfunction
  • Prostatic hypertrophy
  • Obesity
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Breast cancer
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Hiccups
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic tonsillitis
  • Constipation
  • Lupus erythematosis
  • Neurosis
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Hemafecia
  • Intestinal abscess
  • Enuresis
  • Hernia
  • Colitis
  • Impotence
  • Low back pain
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Ascites
  • Indigestion
  • Neck and shoulder stiffness
  • Do not use without modification for those with Yin Deficient Heat.