Chai Hu

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Common Name:
  Bupleurum Root, Hare's Ear, Radix Bupleuri, Thorowax Root

Botanical Name:  Bupleurum Chinensis
Chinese / Pin Yin Name:  Chai Hu

Chai Hu Dosage:  Consult your healthcare provider for your correct dose.
Chai Hu Precautions:  Do not use during pregnancy or while using antibiotics. Can cause headaches

Chai Hu Benefits & Information

First recorded in the Shennong Bencao Jing, a famous monograph of Chinese medicine in 200 AD, chai hu has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years.  Research has found chai hu contains compounds that show anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antimicrobial, antiviral, hepatoprotective, neuroprotective, and immunomodulatory effects.

Chai hu is a popular tonic and is used any many traditional Chinese herbal formulas.  In traditional Chinese medicine it is thought to regulate the external and internal metabolisms. Traditionally chai hu is used to disperse heat and fever, soothe the liver, release liver depression, and raise the yang qi.    Studies have found chai hu benefits liver health, supports the digestive system, promotes a positive mental outlook, supports the natural cleansing action of the liver, benefits the immune system, promotes a healthy cardiovascular system, and benefits nervous system health.

The cut form of chai hu can be used to make a tea, decoction, or tincture.  Chai hu powder is great to make your own fresh filler-free bupleurum capsules.

Chai Hu Properties: Bitter Acrid, Cool

Chai Hu Root Channels: Liver, Gallbladder, Pericardium, Triple Fire, Spleen
Chai Hu Root Naturally Occurring Components:  β-terpinene, limonene, β-fenchene, pulegone, isoborneol, β-terpineol, α-copaene, humulene, a-farnesene, aromadendrene, cis-caryophyllene, trans-caryophyllene, β-elemene, gamma-muurolene, patchoulane, nootkatone, ledol, Saponins, 

Herbs That Combine With Chai Hu

Bitter Orange     Astragalus     Cnidium     Kudzu     Ginger     Pinella     Scullcap     Nutgrass