Xiao Chai Hu Tang
小柴胡湯 (小柴胡汤) xiǎo chái hú tāng, "Minor Bupleurum Decoction"

Translated Name: Minor Bupleurum Decoction
Harmonize Lesser Yang-stage Disorders

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Components (7):
 HerbCommon NameQuantityUnit
柴胡 Chai Hu hare's ear root, thorowax root, bupleurum 24 grams
黃苓 Huang Qin baical skullcap root, scutellaria, scute 9 grams
半夏 Ban Xia pinellia rhizome, pinellia tuber 24 grams
人蔘 Ren Shen ginseng root 9 grams
大棗 Da Zao jujube, Chinese date 12 pieces
炙甘草 Zhi Gan Cao Honey Prepared Licorice 9 grams
生薑 Sheng Jiang fresh ginger rhizome 9 grams
Thin, white coating.

Qualities: Wiry (String-taut)
Strong ascending action, may injure Qi and cause headache and other symptoms if taken long term. Side effects can be reduced or eliminated if prepared according to the source text - the Shang Han Lun. Use with caution in cases of ascendant Liver Yang, hypertension or vomiting of blood due to Yin deficiency. Caution in patients with weak Zheng/upright Qi.
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'''Alter Gua Lou Quantity to ''' '''Remove Herb Ban Xia''' '''Remove Herb Ren Shen''': For vexation in the chest and no vomiting details...
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'''Remove Herb Ban Xia''' '''Alter Ren Shen Quantity to ''' 13.5 grams: If thirsty details...
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