Other: Chinese thoroughwax, chai hu, nan chai hu
Bupleurum chinense DC.
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.
Bupleurumol, adonitol, spinasterol, linolenic acid, palmitic acid, saikosaponin, quercetin, rutin.
The root, dried and chopped.
Traditionally used in teas, sometimes encapsulated and as an extract.
Specific: No known precautions.
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