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Other: Chinese thoroughwax, chai hu
Bupleurum sp. Plant Family: Apiaceae
The bitter, acrid, cooling root of the bupleurum plant has a Chinese name that literally means "kindling of the barbarians." The plant itself is a perennial ornamental that has sickle shaped leaves and clusters of small yellow flowers.
The root, dried and chopped.
Traditionally used in teas, sometimes encapsulated and as an extract.
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.