Bupleurum Root

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  • Bupleurum chinense
  • Origin: China
Bupleurum Root


Common Name

Standardized: bupleurum
Other: Chinese thoroughwax, chai hu, nan chai hu

Botanical Name

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.

Parts Used

Dried root.

Typical Preparations

Traditionally used in teas, sometimes encapsulated and as an extract.


No known precautions.
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