Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan - Bupleurum Powder to Spread the Liver

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Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "chai hu shu gan wan" , 柴胡疏肝汤, which in english is "bupleurum powder to spread the liver", is categorized within the "harmonize" functional grouping and within the "regulate and harmonize the liver and spleen" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang, Bupleurum and Cyperus Combination, Powder to Disperse Vital Energy in the Liver.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Liver qi stagnation signs - hypochondriac tension, abdominal pain, IBS symptoms
  • Alternating chills and fever.

Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Use with caution with pregnancy.
  • Avoid or use with caution with kidney yin deficiency signs are present.

Our shop contains chai hu shu gan wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan - HBW
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    For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bai Shao (White Peony Root) - Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to…
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  • Chai Hu (Thorowax Root, Bupleurum) - Clears shao yang disorders and reduces fever - alternating …
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  • Chen Pi (Tangerine Peel) - Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen…
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  • Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) - Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis…
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  • Xiang Fu (Nut Grass Rhizome) - Spreads and regulates the Qi, soothes the liver - hypochon…
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  • Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) - This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the …
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  • Zhi Ke (Ripe Fruit of Zhi Shi) - Milder actions - move qi and reduce distention (good for we…
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    A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence blood stagnation, liver attacking the spleen, liver blood stagnation and/or liver qi stagnation.

    Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, acid reflux disease (gerd), gallstones (cholelithiasis), hypochondriac pain and/or premenstrual syndrome (pms)

    As noted above, chai hu shu gan wan is within the harmonize functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "regulate and harmonize the liver and spleen", which contains the following formulas:

  • Da Bu Gan Wan (Major Liver Nutrition Pills) - Brittle nails, yellowing of the skin (jaundice). Abdominal…
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  • Jiang Ya Wan (Repress The Blood Pressure Pills) - Hypertension particularly with ascendent yang and heat sign…
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  • Jia Wei Gui Pi Wan (Augmented Restore The Spleen Decoction) - A combination of jia wei xiao yao wan and gui pi wan - simi…
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  • Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan (Free and Easy Wanderer Pills) - Derived from the base formula, xiao yao wan, an important f…
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  • Pian Tou Tong Wan (Migraine Pills) - Headaches and/or migraines caused by liver yang or liver fi…
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  • Ping Gan Liu Qi Yin Wan (Dang Gui And Pinellia Combination) - Liver qi stagnation with blood deficiency heat - signs of…
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  • Shao Yao Gan Cao Wan (Peony and Licorice Decoction) - Cramping and/or muscle spasms that are due to fluid deficie…
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  • Shu Gan Wan (Liver Comfort Pills) - Abdominal and/or Hypochondriac pain, cramps or spasms resul…
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  • Si Ni San Wan (Frigid Extremities Powder Pills) - Important formula for liver qi stagnation - manifesting as …
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  • Tong Xie Yao Fang Wan (Important Pills for Painful Diarrhea / Calm Wind Pills) - Diarrhea, particularly with abdominal cramping. Diarrhea w…
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  • Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan (Minor Bupleurum Decoction) - Shao Yang Syndrome (or "lesser yang stage") - alternating f…
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  • Xiao Yao Wan (Free and Easy Wanderer) - Depression, anxiety, loss of motivation - resulting from li…
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  • Yi Gan Wan (Restrain The Liver Powder) - Anxiety, palpitations, easily frightened, alternating fever…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "harmonize" are listed below.

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