B U P L E U R U M . S

General Activities
disperse stagnant qi and moisture, invigorate stomach function

Sample Indications for Use
stomach ache, abdominal bloating, diarrhea, irritable bowel

To Personalise, Add
Peony 9 for irritable bowel and stomach sensitivity
Fu shen 16 for abdominal pain accompanied by restlessness and insomnia
Shen shu 16 for accumulation of phlegm as a result of weak digestion
Ginseng 18 for diarrhea
Cyperus 18 for neurotic symptoms with abdominal aching
Corydalis 5 for stabbing pain or spastic pain
Bupleurum 12 for gastric ulcer and muscle tension
Diagnostic Tablets for persisting digestive disorders.

This formula is intended for occasional use or for a course of therapy lasting up to three months.

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

Explanatory Notes
Bupleurum S is a derivative of several traditional prescriptions that are used for treating digestive disturbance and abdominal swelling. The formula is related to the traditional Atractylodes Stomach Harmonising Pill (Baizhu Hewei Wan), which contains magnolia bark, saussurea, atractylodes, pinellia, citrus, and licorice, used to treat deficiencies in digestive function leading to lassitude. It is also related to Muxiang Shunqi Wan, a formula that includes 7 of the 9 ingredients of Bupleurum S, and is indicated for liver-qi stagnation leading to abdominal swellings. In common with these formulas, Bupleurum S is comprised mainly of aromatic qi-regulating herbs that relieve the central stagnation; bupleurum and malt are the unique additions, included to help regulate the liver qi circulation and treat abdominal distention. This formula is similar to those used in Chinese hospitals for treating swelling of internal organs (eg pancreatitis, swollen spleen, hepatic inflammation). Other potentially useful formulas for abdominal distress include Peony 9 (for irritable bowel syndrome), Gallus-Malt Tablets (for indigestion due to stomach weakness), Shen chu 16 (for accumulations due to incomplete digestion of food), Coptis/Evodia Tablets (for acid reflux due to liver qi affecting the stomach), and Shu Gan Wan (Pine Mountain; useful for sensation of fullness). The key considerations for use of Bupleurum S are involvement of liver-qi stagnation and swelling/bloating that signifies accumulation requiring the penetrating action of the aromatic agents. The formula also addresses upward qi reaction in the stomach, with nausea, vomiting, acid reflux, or eructation as symptoms.

Bupleurum, Saussurea, Magnolia bark, Citrus, Atractylodes Pinellia, Ginger, Malt, Licorice
Pin Yin
chaihu, muxiang, houpo, chenpi, erzhu, banxia, ganjiang, maiya, gancao