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XIAO CHAI HU TANG 小柴胡湯 - Minor Bupleurum Formula

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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. 


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

Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach

Whole Herbs: Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water for until 2 cups of medicine remain.
- Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a second boiling.
- Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM.
- If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator.

XIAO CHAI HU Ingredients

Botanical / English
Pin Yin
Rx. Bupleurum Chai Hu
Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia
Rz. Fresh Ginger Sheng Jiang
Rx. Panax Ginseng (or Rx. Codonopsis) Ren Shen (or Dang Shen)
Rx. Fried Licorice Zhi Gan Cao
Fr. Jujube Da Zao

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* 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.
Minor Bupleurum CHOOSE: Tablets, Granules, Whole Herbs, or Pills: 200 tabs: XIAO CHAI HU PIAN (Bupleuri Relaxe™)