B U P L E U R U M - G A R D E N I A . T A B L E T S

General activities
clear damp-heat, clean toxin, vitalise qi and blood

Sample Indications for Use
viral hepatitis, vaginal infection, skin eruptions, otitis media

To Personalise, Add
Eclipta Tablets or Salvia-Ligustrum Tablets for chronic viral hepatitis
Isatis 6 or Paris 7 for acute hepatitis
Bupleurum S for swelling of internal organs or digestive distress related to liver or pancreas disorder
Red Peony Tablets for herpes zoster or other painful skin eruptions
Forsythia 18 or Coix Tablets for acne and boils
Gentiana 18 for urogenital infections

This formula is intended for a course of therapy lasting a few days for acute ailments and up to three months for chronic disorders.

Manufacturing Specifications
Herbs are extracted in hot water, dried, and formed into 750 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 and 250 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Bupleurum-Gardenia Tablets is a derivative of traditional formulas for damp-heat syndrome, including Bupleurum & Peony formula (Jiawei Xiaoyao San), Bupleurum & Rehmannia Combination (Chaihu Qinggan Tang), and Gardenia & Bupleurum Combination (Zhizi Qinggan Tang). These formulas all have three ingredients in common: bupleurum, gardenia, and a type of peony (white peony, red peony, or moutan). This new combination clears heat from three layers: bupleurum clears heat with the qi, gardenia clears heat combined with dampness, and peony clears heat in the blood. This heat does not necessarily produce a fever, especially in the case of chronic conditions, but does produce other heat-type symptoms, such as irritability, restlessness, insomnia, and inflammation. This particular formation is modelled after treatments for hepatitis C, which is a disease caused by a pathogen that enters the blood system (eg by transfusion) and then manifests secondary effects such as blood stasis, damp-heat, and qi disturbance. The virus, like other pathogenic influences, is deemed a type of heat-toxin and is treated in this formulation with oldenlandia and forsythia. Here, the traditional antitoxin pair of forsythia and lonicera is modified to reflect recent practices in which oldenlandia is frequently selected for difficult -to-remove infections in place of one of these herbs. The unique feature of this formula, compared to most traditional prescriptions, is the inclusion of astragalus, which has been included in the modern treatment strategy to boost the immune system, aid in vitalising blood circulation, and alleviate the fatigue that accompanies chronic illness.


Ingredients
English
Bupleurum, Red peony, Astragalus, Oldenlandia, Gardenia, Forsythia
Pin Yin
chaihu, chishao, huangqi, baihuasheshecao, zhizi, lianqiao