B U P L E U R U M . 1 2

General Activities
mediate harmony,disperse qi and moisture

Sample Indications for Use
hypersensitivity, digestive disturbance, aching in the muscles, persistent low-grade infection, stress, anxiety, and neurosis

To Personalise, Add
Fu Shen 16 or Ardisia 16 for agitation, insomnia, burning sensation, oral ulceration
Nuphar 14 for liver qi disorders with heat symptoms
Shen Chu 16 or Gallus Malt Tablets for food stagnation
Bupleurum S for epigastric pain, acid reflux, or abdominal bloating
Cyperus 18 for anxiety, stress reaction, and digestive disturbance
Tang Kuei 18 for abdominal pain, anaemia

This formula may be used for acute disorders or on a regular basis for adjusting the constitution.

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered and formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100, 250 and 420 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Bupleurum 12 is the principal harmonising therapy provided in the Seven Forests tablets. It represents a merging of three ancient prescriptions that are widely used today: Bupleurum & Cinnamon Combination (Chaihu guizhi Tang, a derivative of Xiao Chaihu Tang), Bupleurum and Tang Kuei Formula (Ziao Yao San), and Bupleurum and Chih-shih Formula (Sini San). Fu shen replaces the related herb hoelen, while mentha and jujube are deleted (relative to these base formulas). This prescription can be used as the basis for any harmonising therapy, and it combines well with many other formulas, though the most common prescriptions to mix with it are those with overlapping activities: dispersing qi stagnation, improving the function of the stomach and spleen, resolving accumulation of moisture and phlegm, and alleviating stress. The general syndrome addressed by this formula is one in which the liver is functionally disturbed, causing agitation, stomach distress, and tension or congestion of the areas affected by the liver meridian. Cinnamon twig with peony opens the meridians; peony with licorice relaxes tension; bupleurum with chih-shih disperses the congested liver qi and promotes gallbladder function; tang kuei with peony nourishes and relaxes the liver, ginseng with licorice invigorates the spleen and reinforces the stomach; pinellia with atractylodes improves stomach function and prevents accumulation of moisture and phlegm; scute with fu shen calms agitated spirit. The pairings of herbs in this formula are numerous and the resulting effects are easily applied with great versatility. See also: Remission Tablets.

Bupleurum, Peony, Cinnamon twig, Tang kuei, Fu shen, Scute, Pinellia, Chih shih, Ginseng, Ginger, Atractylodes, Licorice
Pin Yin
chaihu, baishao, guizhi, danggui, fushen, huangqin, banxia, zhishi, renshen, ganjiang, baizhu, gancao