Bupleurum root is used medicinally to treat conditions including the flu, cold, bronchitis, pneumonia, fever, cough, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, PMS, fatigue, headache, tinnitus, insomnia, depression, liver disorders, loss of appetite, cancer, malaria, chest pain, epilepsy, pain, asthma, and more.


Bupleurum root is said to stimulate the cells of the immune system to work harder.


Pregnant and breast-feeding women, individuals with auto-immune diseases, bleeding disorders, diabetes, and individuals scheduled to undergo surgery should avoid use of bupleurum.


 Bupleurum has said to have caused serious lung and breathing problems when combined with other examples such as Sho-saiko-to.

Other Names

Bupleurum fruticosum, Bupleurum longifolium, Bupleurum multinerve, Bupleurum octoradiatum, Bupleurum rotundifolium, Bupleurum scorzonerifolium, Buplèvre, Buplèvre Chinois, Buplèvre à Feuilles Rondes, Buplèvre à Feuilles de Scorsonère, Buplèvre à Longues Feuilles, Buplèvre Ligneux, Chai Hu, Chi Hu, Chinese Bupleurum, Chinese Thoroughwax, Hare’s Ear Root, Radix Bupleuri, Saiko, Shrubby Hare’s-ear, Sickle-leaf Hare’s-ear, Thoroughwax.



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