Bupleurum & Cyperus



Bupleurum & Cyperus (aka Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang) is a plant-based formula created around four hundred years ago. It regulates vital energy, activates blood circulation and relieves pain; mainly for symptoms due to liver chi stagnation. It has multiple active ingredients that can have the following actions:

  • Promote energy flow
  • Alleviate depression
  • Relieve abdominal pain & bloating
  • Regulate the menstrual cycle
  • Help digestion and relieve nausea
  • Relieve headaches
  • Relieve nervous tension and stress

On the emotional front, Bupleurum & Cyperus alleviates unhappiness, feelings of being too wound-up, irritable, moody or depressed. It is used to treat chills, stomachache, PMT, and numerous other symptoms.

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Caution* Chai Hu (Rx. Bupleurum) is a great herb for a variety of viral issues as well as stress-induced problems. Interferon therapy is designed to address viral issues as well. The interaction of Chai Hu (Rx. Bupleurum) and interferon is an additive problem. Interferon therapy boosts the strength and sensitivity of the immune system. Chai Hu (Rx. Bupleurum) has the same (but weaker) effect. When these two medicines are used together, they can give rise to an excessive immune response that damages the lungs.