Bupleurum is a sacred herb to eastern Asia commonly referred to as Chai Hu by the Chinese. The plant was used in traditional Chinese medicine to relieve infections with fever, hemorrhoids, and indigestion. It was also traditionally used to treat liver stagnation, irritability and liver disease. Bupleurum the main ingredient in an ancient Chinese healing formula known as Xiao Chai Hu Tang, first documented in the Treatise On Cold Induced Febrile Disease ( Shang Han Lun ) circa 280 AD. There is great promise that Bupleurum may reduce the symptoms of various types of hepatitis and HIV although there are some precautions you should be aware of.
I am very fond of holistic medicine, especially the traditional Chinese systems of healing. I am also a firm believer in avoiding medicine at all cost. In other words, I believe that medicine should be a last resort. I feel that too many people are on or using medicine in general. Whether it's herbal medicine or pharmaceuticals, most of the population seems to be on something. It's as if they feel that it's completely normal to be a common thing for everyone to be on some type of medications. Remember that medicine is something that people take when something is wrong with their mind or body. Try to avoid anything going wrong in the first place.
While this herb is known to treat liver stagnation, irritability, and liver disease there are still some precautions you should know about.
It is my goal to bring you accurate information while lacking bias. With that in mind i'd like to let you know that there are reports that this herb may increase the risk of liver damage. This may be from over use or over dosages from the herb yet I honestly do not know. This is why the use of Bupleurum should not be considered without a prescription from a licensed practitioner of ancient Chinese medicine. The herb should also not be consumed for long periods of time. If you experience headache, dizziness, or bleeding of the gums stop immediately. Chai Hu may also slightly reduce white blood count.
Always consider dosages, precautions, interactions, and possible side effects when dealing with herbs or modern pharmaceuticals. Remember that the internet does pull up bogus and bias information from time to time. Not every page will lack bias and list precautions because they are simply trying to sell you a product. Remember that the long term use of many herbs and pharmaceuticals is not always suggested by professional healthcare providers. Know that prevention and proper diet and exercise are the key to avoiding medicine in the first place. You don't want to need medicine to begin with.
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