Bupleurum is a perennial plant, native to east Asia with dill or fennel-like leaves and greenish-yellow flowers. The flowers mature into small, tubular fruit. The medicinal roots are bright yellow and bitter. Taken internally, Bupleurum has been used for a variety of purposes in ancient Eastern Medicine including: liver support, mood support, helping balance bodily responses, and as a blood purifier.
History and Folklore:
Bupleurum, or Chai Hu—as this plant is known in Chinese, has been used for thousands of years to help keep the Qi flowing freely in the body.
Cultivation and Harvest:
Harvest the root in the fall, after the fruit has ripened. Then dry the root and grind it for use in teas and tinctures.
Do not use while pregnant or nursing.
Traditional Herbal Actions:
Alterative, Hepatic, Anti-Inflamatory, Antiviral, Bitter, Adaptogen
Chai hu, Hare’s Ear root, Thorowax root and Saiko
Tincture Ingredients: Bugleweed (Lycopus virginicus)
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