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Bupleurum - Bupleurum falcatum

Alternate Names: Chinese Thoroughwax, Chai Hu, Chai Hu (Chinese), Hare's Ear Root

Parts Used: Root.

Properties: Alterative, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiviral, Carminative, Chi Tonic, Choleretic, Diaphoretic, Febrifuge, Hepatoprotective, Muscle Relaxant, Tonic.

Internal Uses: Asthma, Bloating, Cancer, Capillary Weakness, Fatigue, Fever, Flatulence,  Hemorrhoids, Hepatitis, Liver Stagnation, Malaria, Pain, Premenstrual Syndrome, Prolapse

Bupleurum strengthens the stomach and intestines and promotes blood circulation to the liver. As it warms the torso, it draws fresh chi into the upper body parts and tonifies the leg muscles. Bupleurum improves adrenal function and benefits respiratory congestion and coughs. It stimulates the natural production of corticosteroids, thus relieving inflammation. It has long been used in Oriental Medicine to improve conditions that begin on the surface, yet linger for a long time.


Energetics: Pungent, Bitter, Cool.

Chemical Constituents: Furfurol, bupleurumol, triterpene glycosides (saikosides), saponins, flavonoids (rutin).

!! Cautions : Contains sulfites. Avoid in cases of heat such as fever and headache, red irritated eyes, high blood pressure. Long term use may cause dizziness.