What is Chai Hu?
, which is also called Bupleurum
, the name of traditional Chinese medicine. It is a herbal medicine included in "Chinese Pharmacopoeia", and the medicinal part is the dried root of Bupleurum or Bupleurum angustifolia. Excavated in spring and autumn, removed stems, leaves and sediment, and dried. Bupleurum is commonly used to relieve symptoms. Also known as Dixun, Shancai, Mushroom Grass, and Firewood
, it is bitter in nature and slightly cold, and returns to the Liver and Gallbladder Meridians. It has the effects of reconciling the interior and exterior, soothing the liver and promoting yang. For cold and fever, alternating cold and heat, malaria, liver depression and Qi stagnation, sternocostal pain, anal prolapse, uterine prolapse, and irregular menstruation.
Bupleurum bitterness and pungent powder, the aromatic and sparse properties are enhanced, slightly cold can be cleared, and enter the liver and gallbladder meridian. It not only evacuates the evil energy of the gallbladder meridian to reconcile and reduce fever, but also evacuates stagnant qi in the liver and gallbladder meridian to soothe the liver and relieve stagnation, and also elevates the qi of clearing yang in the liver and gallbladder meridian to lift depression. It is the main medicine of the liver and gallbladder meridian. Raw use not only promotes dispersing but also clears away diarrhea, and vinegar-made shengsan has a reduced clearing effect and an increased liver-soothing effect.
Growth environment of Chai Hu
Chaihu is distributed in Northeast China, North China, Northwest China, East China, Hubei, Sichuan and other places. North Chai Hu is mainly produced in Hebei, Henan and Liaoning. South Chai Hu is mainly produced in Hubei, Jiangsu, and Sichuan.
Chaihu grows in sandy grasslands, dune meadows and sunny slope forests.
Types of Chai Hu
According to different characters, they are called "North Chai Hu" and "South Chai Hu" respectively.
North Chai Hu
North Chai Hu is cylindrical or long conical, with a length of 6-15 cm and a diameter of 0.3-0.8 cm. The root head is enlarged, with 3 to 15 stem bases or short fibrous leaf bases remaining at the top, and the lower branches. The surface is light brown or dark brown, with longitudinal wrinkles, root scars and lenticels. Hard and tough, not easy to break, fibrous section, light brown bark, yellow-white xylem. The taste is slightly bitter, and the gas is slightly fragrant.
South Chai Hu
The roots of South Chai Hu are thinner, conical, with many fine hairy dead leaf fibers at the top, and mostly unbranched or slightly branched at the bottom. The surface is reddish brown or dark brown, with many fine rings near the root. The quality is slightly soft, easy to break, the cross section is slightly flat, not fibrous. With oil and gas.
Processing methods of Chai Hu
Collection and processing
Excavated in spring and autumn, removed stems, leaves and sediment, and dried.
Take the raw medicinal materials, remove impurities and residual stems, wash, moisten thoroughly, cut into thick slices, and dry.
Vinegar Chai Hu
Take raw Chai Hu slices and add rice vinegar, mix well, moisten until thoroughly, put in a frying pan, heat over low heat and fry until dry, take it out and let it cool.
For every 100kg of Chai Hu slices, use 20kg of rice vinegar.
Turtle Blood Chai Hu
Take raw Chai Hu slices and mix well with the mixture of turtle blood and rice wine to make it fully absorbed. Simmer and fry until dry.
For 1kg of Chai Hu tablets, 130g of turtle blood and 250g of rice wine are used.
Chai Hu TCM
The dry root of Bupleurum or Bupleurum angustifolia.
Spicy, bitter, slightly cold in nature.
Return liver, gallbladder, lung meridian.
Reconcile the exterior and interior, soothe the liver and relieve stagnation, elevate the yang and lift the depression, reduce fever and intercept malaria.
For common cold and fever, alternating cold and heat, chest pain, irregular menstruation, uterine prolapse, prolapse of the anus.
Chaihu is contraindicated or used with caution in patients whose nature is ascending and dispersing, liver wind moves internally, liver yang is hyperactive, and qi mechanism is inverse.
(1) "Southern Yunnan Materia Medica": "Bupleurum bupleurum is used for typhoid fever and sweating, and it can be used after four days: if it is used first, the yang syndrome will be introduced into the yin meridian, so it should not be used."
(2) "Ben Jing Feng Yuan": "Bupleurum, children with five malaria, leprosy and fever, and malaria with cold and heat, it is suitable to use it. If there is cold and heat after pox rash, or pain and heat under the side, use it internally as a penetrating medicine. Do not use it. If the heat stays in the Shaoyang meridian, there will be no problem of gnashing of teeth in the future."
Chai Hu benefits
1. Chai Hu returns to the Liver Meridian, which has the effect of soothing the liver and relieving depression, and has a certain conditioning effect on chest and hypochondrium pain, irregular menstruation, emotional depression, and breast pain.
2. Chai Hu is slightly cold in nature, and it can also play an antipyretic effect, and can relieve fever caused by acute bronchitis, acute tracheitis, viral pneumonia and other diseases.
3. Chai Hu has the function of nourishing yang, and can improve Qi deficiency, organ prolapse and other diseases.
4. Pharmacological studies have shown that Chai Hu has sedative and analgesic effects, and can also protect the liver and reduce liver damage.
Chai Hu side effects
The side effects of Chai Hu are as follows:
1. If you take Chai Hu for a long time, and if you take it in a relatively large dose, you will easily experience headaches, lack of energy, and the feeling of wanting to vomit. These are all side effects of Chai Hu.
2. And when doing the Chai Hu drop, you must take an allergy test. Many people are allergic after Chai Hu, they will have difficulty breathing, and there will be pain in the body, itching of the skin, and even shock.
How to take Chai Hu?
Prepare appropriate amount of Chai Hu, pinellia, ginseng, licorice, scutellaria, ginger, and jujube, put them in a pot, add appropriate amount of water, decoct, remove the residue, decoct again, and keep the concentrated medicinal juice for consumption.
Xiao Chai Hu Tang
Traditional Chinese Medicine Prescriptions. From "Treatise on Febrile Diseases". as a mediator. It has the effect of reconciling Shaoyang. Indications for typhoid fever and Shaoyang syndrome, symptoms include alternating cold and heat, full chest and hypochondrium, silent reluctance to eat, upset and vomiting, bitter mouth, dry throat, dizziness, thin white tongue coating, stringy pulse; heat entering the blood room syndrome, symptoms see women In people with typhoid fever, the menstrual flow is properly broken, and sometimes cold and heat attack; jaundice, malaria, and internal injuries and miscellaneous diseases are seen with Shaoyang syndrome. Clinically used to treat influenza, malaria, chronic hepatitis, acute and chronic cholecystitis, gallstones, pleurisy, otitis media, puerperal fever, acute mastitis, orchitis, gastric ulcer, etc. By.
Chai Hu porridge
10g of Chai Hu, 100g of rice, and an appropriate amount of sugar. Clean the bupleurum, put it into the pot, add some water, decoct it to get the juice, add rice to cook the porridge, and add sugar or salt according to your own taste.
Chai Hu green leaf porridge
9g Da Qing Ye, 9g Chai Hu, 30g japonica rice, appropriate amount of sugar. Add Folium Folium and Chai Hu with 250ml of water, fry to 200ml, then add japonica rice and sugar to make gruel.
Soak in water
Take an appropriate amount of Chai Hu and Hawthorn, put it into a cup, add an appropriate amount of boiling water, and soak for fifteen minutes before drinking.
Made into powder or pill
Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan
The name of a traditional Chinese medicine prescription. From "Chinese Pharmacopoeia". It has the effects of soothing the liver and regulating qi, reducing swelling and relieving pain. Indications for discomfort of liver qi, stuffy chest and hypochondrium, persistent food stagnation, and vomiting of sour water. Clinically, it is often used for swelling syndrome, vomiting, and hypochondriac pain.
Chai Hu Shu Gan San
The name of a traditional Chinese medicine prescription. It is a qi regulating agent, which has the effects of soothing the liver and regulating qi, promoting blood circulation and relieving pain. Indications of liver qi stagnation syndrome. Hypochondrium pain, chest tightness, depression, irritability, or belching, abdominal fullness, stringy pulse. Clinically, it is often used to treat chronic hepatitis, chronic gastritis, intercostal neuralgia and other patients with liver depression and qi stagnation.
How to choose Chai Hu?
North Chai Hu is cylindrical or conical, with enlarged root head, stem base or short fibrous leaf base at the top, and branches at the bottom. The roots of South Chai Hu are thinner, conical, with many fine hairy dead leaf fibers at the top, and mostly unbranched or slightly branched at the bottom.
The surface of North Chai Hu is dark brown or light brown, with longitudinal wrinkles, root scars and lenticels. Hard and tough, not easy to break, the section is fibrous, the skin is light brown, and the xylem is yellowish white. The surface of South Chai Hu is reddish-brown or black-brown, and there are many fine rings near the root. The quality is slightly soft, easy to break, the cross section is slightly flat, not fibrous.
North Chai Hu has a slightly fragrant gas and a bitter taste. And South Chai Hu has oil and gas. In short, the difference between North Chai Hu and South Chai Hu is only the difference in origin, and the difference in efficacy is not big. Both are thicker and longer with fewer fibrous roots.
Chai Hu products mainly come from wild. And the place of origin with the best quality is the quality of Bupleurum produced in Hebei. Therefore, when purchasing, you can give priority to Bupleurum produced in Hebei.
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