This Formula consists of seven herbs.
The chief Chinese herb, Chai Hu (Bupleurum) is an important herb for treating irritability due to Liver Qi stagnation. Chai Hu is cooling and soothes the Liver with an ascending action that prevents the pathogen from penetrating further into the interior. Here, Chai Hu is combined with Huang Qin (Scutellaria) which aids in draining heat from the Liver and Gall Bladder system and vents pathogenic influences. Together, these two herbs have a powerful calming effect.
Zhi Ban Xia (prepared Pinellia) and Sheng Jiang (Ginger) work together to harmonize the middle burner (Spleen/Stomach) by transforming phlegm, directing rebellious Qi downward, stopping nausea and improving appetite. Dang Shen (Codonopsis) is a powerful Qi and Blood tonic that assists in expelling pathogenic influences by restoring the body's own constitutional strength. Da Zao (Jujube) and Gan Cao (Licorice) harmonize the bitter properties of some of the other medicinals in the formula and also mildly assist Chai Hu.
Together, these seven herbs have a remarkable synergistic effect that can be applied to a wide range of clinical presentations.
Xiao Chai Hu Pian (Bupleuri Relaxe™)
Radix Bupleuri Chinensis
Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Rhizoma Pinelliae Ternatae
Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae
Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens