English Name: Minor Bupleurum Decoction
Source: Discussion of Cold Damage (c. 220)
Ingredients for 1 bulk herb vacuum sealed bag
Chai Hu (Bupleuri Radix) 24g
Huang Qin (Scutellariae Radix) 18g
Zhi Ban Xia (Pinelliae Rhizoma preparatum) 16g
Dang Shen (Codonopsis Radix) 36g
Zhi Gan Cao (Glycyrrhizae Radix preparata) 18g
Sheng Jiang (Zingiberis Rhizoma recens) *18g
Da Zao (Jujubae Fructus) 6g
* Sheng Jiang is not included and should be added by the practitioner or patient before cooking.
Suggested dose: 1 bag over 2-4 days. The above dosage is doubled from the original source.
The above formula has been slightly modified to suit modern clinical practice in the United States. Please send us an email if you have any questions about this.
Note: The original dosage of Chai Hu(Bupleuri Radix) in Xiao Chai Hu Tang (Minor Bupleurum Decoction) from the Shang Han Lun is a half a jin. There is debate on how much this really is, but many believe it to be around 24g a day. Therefore the 48g option may be closer to the original.