Da Chai Hu Tang
English Name: Major Bupleurum Decoction
Source: Discussion of Cold Damage (c. 220)
Ingredients for 1 bulk herb vacuum sealed bag:
|Chai Hu (Bupleuri Radix) (See above drop down)||24g|
|Huang Qin (Scutellariae Radix)||18g|
|Zhi Zhi Shi (prepared Aurantii Fructus immaturus)||15g|
|Da Huang (Rhei Radix et Rhizoma)||12g|
|Bai Shao (Paeoniae Radix)||18g|
|Zhi Ban Xia (Pinelliae Rhizoma preparatum)||15g|
|Sheng Jiang (Zingiberis Rhizoma recens) *||15g|
|Hong Zao (Jujubae Fructus)||4-8 pieces|
* Sheng Jiang is not included and should be added by the practitioner or patient before cooking.
Suggested dose: 1 bag over 2-4 days. The above dosage is doubled from the original source.
Note: The original dosage of Chai Hu (Bupleuri Radix) in Da Chai Hu Tang (Major Bupleurum Decoction) in the Shang Han Lun is a half a jin. There is debate on how much this really is, but many believe it to be around 24g a day. Therefore the 48g option may be closer to the original.
** Notice the drop-down box above for multiple options. Please choose carefully :)