Xiao Chai Hu Tang

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    Product Description

    Minor Bupleurum Decoction

    PATTERN DISCRIMINATION
    Shao yang aspect of a wind evil external contraction or a liver-spleen-stomach and/or intestine
    disharmony

    Actions:
    Harmonizes the constructive and defensive, the liver and spleen, liver and stomach, stomach and
    spleen, and stomach and intestines; also transforms phlegm and eliminates dampness

    INDICATIONS
    This is the classical formula for the shao yang aspect of level of externally contracted wind evils such as a common cold after several days with alternating fever and chills, dry throat, a bitter or sour taste in the mouth, irritability, fatigue, chest and ductal oppression and fullness, nausea and vomiting, and/or poor appetite. However, it may also be used for any chronic disease associated with a liver-spleen disharmony with heat in the lungs, liver-gallbladder, stomach, and/or intestines. Some diseases which commonly manifest this multi-pattern presentation include malaria, renal colic, cholecystitis, acute rheumatic fever, gastro-esophageal reflux disorder, irritable bowel syndrome, epidemic mumps, lymphadenitis, acute viral hepatitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, influenza, bronchitis, and postpartum fever.

    CONTRAINDICATIONS
    Use with care in cases with headache and dizziness if taken long-term. Also use with care in cases of ascendant hyperactivity of liver yang, upward flaming of liver fire, or yin vacuity with internal heat.

    SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF LIVER DEPRESSION QI STAGNATION INCLUDE:

    * Irritability
    * Sighing
    * A bowstring pulse
    * Chest oppression
    * Rib-side pain

    SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF SPLEEN QI VACUITY INCLUDE

    * Fatigue
    * Lack of strength
    * A swollen tongue with teeth-marks on its edges
    * Possible cracks in the center of the tongue
    * A forceless, possibly fine pulse

    SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF DAMP HEAT IN THE STOMACH AND INTESTINES INCLUDE

    * Nausea and vomiting
    * Diarrhea with foul-smelling stools
    * Thick, slimy yellow tongue fur
    * A rapid, slippery pulse

    SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF STOMACH HEAT INCLUDE

    * A large appetite and rapid hungering
    * Dry, bound, constipated stools
    * Bad breath

    SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF LUNG HEAT INCLUDE

    * Yellow phlegm which may or may not be profuse

    SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF LIVER-GALLBLADDER DAMP HEAT INCLUDE

    * Jaundice

    FORMULA EXPLANATION
    Within this formula, Chai Hu resolves the exterior and courses wind and/or courses the liver and rectifies the qi. Huang Qin clears heat and eliminates dampness. It clears heat from the lungs, liver-gallbladder, stomach, and intestines. Dang Shen, Da Zao, and mix-fried Gan Cao fortify the spleen and supplement the qi. Ban Xia and Sheng Jiang transform phlegm and eliminate dampness, harmonize the stomach and downbear counterflow. Sheng Jiang also resolves the exterior and courses wind, while Sheng Jiang and Gan Cao harmonize and regulate all the other medicinals in the formula.

    Product Details

    Size90 tablets
    Ingredients: Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri) - 118.5 mg ; Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis) - 118.5 mg ; Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae) - 118.5 mg ; Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae) - 118.5 mg ; Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae) - 118.5 mg ; Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis) - 78.75 mg ; mixfried Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) - 78.75 mg

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    Xiao Chai Hu Tang

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    Minor Bupleurum Decoction