Simple Herbal Extracts | Bupleurem



Botanical Name

Bupleurum chinense

Part Used



None *

Traditional Information*

Known in Chinese medicine as Chai Hu and is used for stagnant liver qi. The symptoms of this condition include a feeling of fullness in the liver, pain on the right side, biliousness, a coated yellow tongue, difficulty digesting fats and abdominal bloating. A prominent liver herb, Bupleurum can also be used for hepatitis, liver fire rising (liver headaches) and hepatomegaly. This root is also indicated for collapsed qi—organ prolapse.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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