Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan - Minor Bupleurum Decoction

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Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "xiao chai hu tang wan" , 小柴胡汤丸, which in english is "minor bupleurum decoction", 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: Xiao Chai Hu Wan, Hsiao Tsai Hu Tang, Minor Bupleurum Combination.

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

  • Shao Yang Syndrome (or "lesser yang stage") - alternating fever and chills, hypochondriac pain, irritability, bitter taste in mouth, poor appetite, nausea.  Often used for illnesses (chronic or short-term) such as the flu, etc. that have "cleared" but not completely.  People will describe not feeling quite right or having a range of low level symptoms for months or longer after a particular illness.  Instead of fever and chills alternating they may manifest with cold extremities and warm interior or other variations.
  • A range of liver related conditions including malaria, jaundice, hepatitis, liver cancer, meniere's disease, general protection from medicines that may harm the liver, etc. among issues with other digestive organs - pancreatitis, stomatitis, gastritis.
  • Liver/speen disharmonies resulting in broader issues such as depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, menstrual irregularities (PMS, cramping, etc.).
  • Other general immune issues such as the common cold, flu, tonsillitis, general seasonal allergies with the right underlying factors.

Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Use with caution with yin and/or blood deficiencies.
  • Avoid cold, raw, and spicy foods while taking xiao chai hu tang.

Our shop contains xiao chai hu tang wan from the following manufacturers:

  • Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan - HBW (BBD 9/30/22)
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  • Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan - Sun Ten
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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. Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome) - Dries dampness, transforms cold-phlegm, descends rebellious…
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  • Chai Hu (Thorowax Root, Bupleurum) - Clears shao yang disorders and reduces fever - alternating …
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  • Da Zao (Chinese Date, Jujube) - Tonifies spleen qi - weakness, shortness of breath, reduced…
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  • Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria) - Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer …
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  • Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) - Strongly tonify yuan qi - extreme collapse of qi, shortnes…
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  • Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome) - Release the exterior, wind-cold, regulate ying and wei qi …
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  • Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) - This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the …
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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. Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver qi stagnation.

    Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, allergies, chronic illness, cirrhosis, colon cancer, common cold, depression, dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain - cramps), fatigue, fever, fibromyalgia (cfs), flu, gastritis, hepatitis (b or c), irritability, liver cancer - hepatocellular carcinoma (hcc), lung cancer, meniere's disease, pancreatitis, premenstrual syndrome (pms) and/or tonsillitis

    As noted above, xiao chai hu tang 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:

  • Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan (Bupleurum Powder to Spread the Liver) - Liver qi stagnation signs - hypochondriac tension, abdomina…
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  • 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 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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