XIAO CHAI HU TANG 小柴胡湯 - Minor Bupleurum Formula

$ 12.99
Minor Bupleurum CHOOSE: Tablets, Granules, Whole Herbs, or Pills


Minor Bupleurum formula was first published in the SHANG HAN LUN (Discussion of Cold Induced Disorders)

Zhang Zhong-Jing, Eastern Han


Xiao Chai Hu Tang treats Shao Yang or Lesser Yang Stage Disorders, indicating that an external evil (pathogen) has penetrated deeper into the body, producing symptoms of both superficial and deeper conditions. An example of this is a common cold that has not been properly purged from the surface. The pathogen then sinks deeper into the body, becoming stuck between the interior and exterior. This "half-interior, half-exterior" condition often effects the Shao Yang Channels of the Liver/ Gall Bladder and Pericardium/ San Jiao Channels.

  • Alternating fever and chills
  • Chest and rib fullness
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Thirst
  • Reduced appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Irritability
  • Nervous or Anxious
  • Low Appetite
  • Cold Common Symptoms
  • Weakened Digestion
  • Intermittent Fever
  • Mild Headache
  • Ear infections
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Irritable
  • Nauseous
  • Spontaneous Sweating
  • Bitter Taste
  • Dry Throat
  • Blurry Vision

Shen Clinic TCM Advice

XIAO CHAI HU Safety & Side Effects

Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. As TCM is not based on symptoms alone, self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended. Best to start a low cost online-herbal-consultation.  


5 tablets taken 2 to 3 times daily, or as prescribed.  A course of treatment is a minimum of 4 Bottles.


XIAO CHAI HU Ingredients

Botanical / English
Pin Yin
Rx. Bupleurum Chai Hu 28
Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin 12
Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia 20
Rz. Fresh Ginger Sheng Jiang 8
Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen 12
Rx. Fried Licorice Zhi Gan Cao 8
Fr. Jujube Da Zao 12

* What’s the Difference Between, PIAN, WAN, TANG, SAN?

  • PIAN = Tablet (modern looking pill)
  • WAN = Pill (old-style or handmade pill, or black teapill)
  • TANG = Water Decoction (boiled whole herbs)
  • SAN = Powder (milled or granulated)

* These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.


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