Bupleurum Root, Radix Bupleuri
[Parts Used and Preparation]
[Flavors in Chinese Medicine]
Bitter, pungent; slightly cold
[Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels]
Liver, Gallbladder, and Pericardium
[Actions in Chinese Medicine]
The herb can expel exogenous pathogenic factors, relieve fever, soothe the Liver, and promote the Spleen Yang-Qi.
[Uses in Chinese Medicine]
• Flu or common cold, including the symptoms of fever, chills, chest discomfort, and blurred vision.
• Depression, headaches, chest discomfort, and hypochondriac pain caused by the stagnation of Liver-Qi.
• Fatigue, shortness of breath, prolapse of the rectum or the uterus.
3–10 grams. Add water to make decoctions.
[Warnings, Interactions, Side Effects]
The herb should not be used by those with symptoms of tinnitus, deafness, dizziness.