Names Of Chai Hu


Chai Hu TCM Herb - Materia Medica

  • English Name: Thorowax Root, Bupleurum
  • Pinyin Name: Chai Hu
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How Is Chai Hu Categorized?

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Our Database Has 12 TCM Herbs In The Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat Category

How Is Chai Hu Used Clinically?

Chai Hu Usages and Indications

  • Clears shao yang disorders and reduces fever - alternating chills and fever, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, vomiting, stifling sensation in the chest.
  • Relieves liver qi stagnation (often used with Bai Shao) - vertigo, menstrual disorders, chest and flank pain, the most common herb to treat stress, irritability, depression, etc.; also for liver and spleen disharmony - bloating, nausea, indigestion, flank pain.
  • Raises yang qi in spleen and stomach deficiency patterns (often used with Sheng Ma) - prolapsed organ, diarrhea, hemorrhoids.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Due to its rising and dispersing nature avoid in yin deficiency or liver yang rising.
    • May cause nausea or vomiting - use a smaller dose if necessary.
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How Is Chai Hu Prepared?

Dosage and Preparation Notes For Chai Hu

  • Dosage: 3-12g

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  • Compare with Ge Gen and Sheng Ma.
  • Research indicates antibiotic, antiviral, and tranquilizing effects.

Formulas Which Generally Contain Chai Hu

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