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Bupleurum Course the Liver
This formula comes from Zhang
Jie-bin (a.k.a. Zhang Jing-yue)’s Ming dynasty Jing Yue Quan Shu (The Complete
Writing of Jing Yue) published in 1624 CE. Our version is a 10:1 powdered
extract in 500 mg gelatin capsules.
Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Bai Shao (Radix Paeoniae Albae)
Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Chuanxiong)
Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi)
Zhi Ke (Fructus Aurantii)
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Functions: Courses and harmonizes the liver, resolves depression and
rectifies the qi
Indications: Liver depression qi stagnation with or without blood vacuity
manifesting as chest, stomach duct, breast, and/or rib-side distention and pain,
premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and/or dysmenorrhea
Signs & symptoms of liver depression qi stagnation include:
Within this formula, Chai Hu, Xiang Fu, and Zhi Ke course the liver and rectify
the qi. Bai Shao and Chuan Xiong supplement and nourish the blood, thus
emoliating and harmonizing the liver. In addition, Chuan Xiong moves the qi
within the blood and empirically is effective for stopping pain. Gan Cao
harmonizes all the other medicinals in the formula. However, with Bai Shao, it
also is famous for relaxing cramping and tension.
Dosage: According to Him-che Yeung in Handbook of Chinese Herbs and
Formulas, Vol. 2, the standard daily dose in decoction for this formula is 48
grams. Because of the 10:1 concentration ratio and the efficiency of our
manufacturing process it would take only 7 capsules per day of Blue Poppy's
version of this formula to equal the standard daily dose. The actual prescribed
dose should be determined by the practitioner on a case by case basis.
May patient does present the signs and symptoms of:
Liver depression qi stagnation Yes No
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