Xiao Chai Hu Tang
English Name: Minor Bupleurum Decoction
Source: Discussion of Cold Damage (c. 220)
Ingredients for 1 bulk herb vacuum sealed bag:
|Chai Hu (Bupleuri Radix)||24g|
|Huang Qin (Scutellariae Radix)||18g|
|Zhi Ban Xia (Pinelliae Rhizoma preparatum)||16g|
|Dang Shen (Codonopsis Radix)||36g|
|Zhi Gan Cao (Glycyrrhizae Radix preparata)||18g|
|Sheng Jiang (Zingiberis Rhizoma recens) *||18g|
|Da Zao (Jujubae Fructus) *||12 pieces|
* Sheng Jiang and Da Zao are 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.
The above formula has been slightly modified to suit modern clinical practice in the United States. Please send us an email if you have any questions about this.
Note: The original dosage of Chai Hu (Bupleuri Radix) in Xiao Chai Hu Tang (Minor Bupleurum Decoction) from 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.
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