Bupleurum Root Organic Powder - 1 oz



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Bupleurum Chinese

COMMON NAMES: Bupleurum chinense, Chai Hu, Hare’s Ear, and Thorowax Root.

PLANT FAMILY: Apiaceae

ABOUT: 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.

CONSTITUENTS: Bupleurumol, adonitol, spinasterol, linolenic acid, palmitic acid, saikosaponin, quercetin, rutin.

PARTS USED: The root, dried and chopped or powdered.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS: Traditionally used in teas, sometimes encapsulated and as an extract. Bupleurum is an ingredient in Dry Creek Herb Farm's Option #2 Formula, co-created with Stephen Harrod Buhner, author of "Herbs For Hepatitis C and the Liver.

PRECAUTIONS: Should be avoided when pregnant or breast feeding. Bupleurum should not be taken if you are taking antibiotics as they may kill off certain bacteria needed to activate bupleurum. Extended use may cause gastrointestinal problems.

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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