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    Bupleurum Root (Radix Bupleuri)

    Property, Flavour: Slightly cold, bitter and pungent.

    Channel Tropism: Acting on the liver and gallbladder channels.

    Effects: expelling exterior pathogenic factors to reduce fever, soothing the depressed liver and invigorating the spleen-yang.

    1. Fever of common cold and alternative chills and fever:
      1. Fever of common cold: with liquorice as in Bupleurum Powder.
      2. Alternate chills and fever, fullness in chest and hypochondrium, bitter in taste and dryness in throat due to pathogenic changes in the Shaoyang channel: as in Minor Decoction of Bupleurum.
    2. Stagnation of the liver-qi:
      1. Fullness and oppression in the chest, distending pain in the hypochondrium area: as in Bupleurum Powder for Dispersing Depressed Liver-qi.
      2. Stagnation of qi and deficiency of blood that cause irregular menstruation: as in Easy Powder.
    3. Deficiency and sinking of qi manifested as hysteroptosis, gastroptosis, and shortness of breath, fatigue: as in Decoction for Reinforcing Middle-Jiao and Replenishing Qi.

    Dosage: 3-10g, decocted in water for oral doses.

    Precautions: Bupleurum has lifting and floating effect; it is therefore contraindicated for tinnitus, deafness, dizziness and headache that caused by exuberance of fire due to yin deficiency and hyperactivity of the liver-yang.