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Bupleurum (root) - Organic/Kosher

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Bupleurum (Bupleurum chinense) Root Profile

Also known as

Bupleurum chinense, Chai Hu, Hare's Ear, and Thorowax Root.


The bitter, acrid, cooling root of the bupleurum plant has a Chinese name that literally means "kindling of the barbarians." The plant itself is a perennial ornamental that has sickle shaped leaves and clusters of small yellow flowers.


Bupleurumol, adonitol, spinasterol, linolenic acid, palmitic acid, saikosaponin, quercetin, rutin.

Parts Used

The root, dried and chopped.

Typical Preparations

Traditionally used in teas, sometimes encapsulated and as an extract.


Should be avoided when pregnant or breast feeding. Bupleurum should not be taken if you are taking antibiotics as they may kill off certain bacteria needed to activate bupleurum. Extended use may cause gastrointestinal problems.

Origin - China

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