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Xiao Chai Hu Tang is a famous herbal formula for treating alternating chills and fever; chest and rib-sides fullness and discomfort; a bitter taste in the mouth; reduced appetite; nausea; irritability.

Xiao Chai Hu Tang / Treat chronic liver diseases 小柴胡汤


Rx. Bupleuri    Chai Hu    

Resolves Shao Yang disorders, reduces fever, spreads Liver Qi and relieves Stagnation.
With Huang Qin, for Heat in the Shao Yang with alternating chills and fever, and nausea and for restoring normal function of the Liver and Gallbladder.
With Huang Qin, Zhi Ban Xia and Ren Shen, for Shao Yang Heat.
With Huang Qin, Zhi Ban Xia, Ren Shen and Zhi Gan Cao, for weak patients.


Rx. Scutellariae    Huang Qin    

Clears Lung Heat, drains Fire and calms ascending Liver Yang.


Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum    Zhi Ban Xia 

Dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm, descends Rebellious Qi, harmonizes the Stomach and stops vomiting.
With Huang Qin, for Phlegm-Heat induced Rebellious Qi with cough, nausea, and vomiting.
With Sheng Jiang, for vomiting due to Cold, Thin Mucus.


Rz. Zingiberis Recens    Sheng Jiang  

Releases the exterior, disperses Cold, stops vomiting, stops cough and reduces the toxicity of other herbs.
With Da Zao, alleviates epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting by strengthening the Spleen.
With Zhi Ban Xia, for vomiting and productive cough due to Phlegm-Dampness.


Rx. Ginseng    Ren Shen  

Tonifies Yuan, Spleen, Stomach, Lung and Heart Qi.
Fried Rx. Glycyrrhizae    Zhi Gan Cao    2-9g    Resolves Phlegm, stops cough, clears Heat. and moderates and harmonizes the properties of other herbs.
With Ren Shen, relieves palpitations and anxiety.
With Sheng Jiang, enhances the effects of other Qi and Blood tonifying herbs by facilitating their digestion and absorption.


Fr. Jujube    Da Zao  

Strengthens the Spleen, tonifies Qi and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.

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