Da Chai Hu Tang

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Pin Ying Name: Da Chai Hu Tang

English Name: Major Bupleurum Decoction

Chinese Name: 大柴胡湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Actions
Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu

Resolves Shao Yang disorders and reduces fever (harmonizes the Exterior and Interior).

With Huang Qin clears Liver and Gallbladder Heat. With Zhi Shi, strongly moves Qi. With Huang Qin and Zhi Ban Xia, for Shao Yang disorders with alternating chills and fever and a sensation of fullness in the hypochondria and chest. With Bai Shao, for Liver Blood Deficiency with Liver Qi Stagnation and vertigo, dizziness, thoracic and costal pain, and menstrual irregularity due to Liver Qi Stagnation.

Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin

Clears Heat, dries Dampness, drains Fire, detoxifies, cools the Blood, stops bleeding and calms ascending Liver Yang.

With Bai Shao, for dysenteric disorders with abdominal pain due to Heat entering the Interior. With Da Huang, for constipation.

Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi

Strongly moves Qi, breaks up Qi Stagnation and reduces distension and fullness in the chest and abdomen.

With Da Huang, drains Heat retained in the interior, constipation and abdominal swelling due to Food Stagnation and Qi Stag-nation and diarrhea, dysentery, and abdominal pain due to Damp-Heat. With Da Huang and Huang Qin, for dysenteric diarrhea with tenesmus due to Damp-Heat, especially due to Food Stagnation transforming into Damp-Heat. With Chai Hu, Huang Qin and Zhi Ban Xia, for cholecystitis.

Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang

Drains Stomach and Gallbladder Heat through the stool, transforms Blood Stasis, and facilitates the flow of bile.

Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Zhao

Nourishes the Blood, softens the Liver and treats abdominal pain and distension.

With Zhi Shi and Da Huang, treats pain in the abdomen due to Excess. With Chai Hu, for flank pain due to Liver Qi Stagnation.

Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia

Harmonizes the Middle Jiao and descends rebellious Stomach Qi.

With Sheng Jiang, stops vomiting.

Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang

Warms the Middle, stops vomiting, reduces the toxicity of other herbs and seafood and adjusts the Ying and Wei.

With Da Zao, alleviates epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting by strengthening the Spleen, protects Stomach Qi and reduces irritation of the gastrointestinal tract by other herbs.

Fr. Jujube Da Zao

Helps Bai Shao soften the Liver, reduces abdominal spasms, protects the Yin from injury by pathogenic Heat and protects against the harsh properties of Da Huang and Zhi Shi.

With Sheng Jiang, mildly regulates the Ying and Wei and aids the release of pathogens.

Formula Actions
  • Harmonizes and Disperses the Shao Yang
  • Drains Internal Heat Retention
  • Shao Yang Fu (Shao Yang-Yang Ming.)
  • Liver and Gallbladder Fire
Clinical Manifestations
  • Alternating fever and chills
  • Fullness in the chest and hypochondrium (with or without pain)
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Nausea
  • Continuous vomiting
  • Hard focal distension in the epigastrium
  • Fullness and pain in the epigastrium
  • Burning diarrhea or no bowel movement
  • Despondency
  • Slight fidgeting
  • Slight irritability
  • Headache
  • Constipation or discharge of fluids rectally
  • Tinnitus
  • Diminished hearing
  • Diminished vision
  • Red eyes
  • Manic behavior
  • Asthma
  • Mental instability
  • T: Normal or red
  • C: Yellow or Thick and yellow
  • P: Wiry and forceful or Wiry tight and forceful
  • Acute gastroenteritis
  • Fever
  • Gastrointestinal flu
  • Dysentery
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Pleurisy
  • Peritonitis
  • Migraine headache
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Malignant hypertension
  • Malaria
  • Enteric fever
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Biliary ascariasis
  • Gastroptosis
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Headache
  • Chronic gastritis
  • Meniere's disease
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Anorexia
  • Hernia
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Biliary calculus
  • Sour stomach
  • Gastritis
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Perforating ulcer
  • Constipation
  • Asthma
  • Diarrhea
  • Diabetes
  • Impaired hearing
  • Obesity
  • Jaundice
  • Scarlet fever
  • Fatty liver
  • Acute tonsillitis
  • Coronary Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Otitis media
  • Tinnitus
  • Acute icteric hepatitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Indigestion
  • Contraindicated for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiencies.

More Information Formula Herb

*All granules can be made into capsules. All capsules are sold in pairs of 2 (Two bottle increment).