Minor Bupleurum Combination
Improved Xiao Chai Hu Wan
Pine Mountain Brand
120 tablets/525 mg per tablet
Jia Wei Xiao Chai Hu Wan
Bupleurum chai hu 20% Pinellia ban xia 12% Scute huang qin 12% Salvia dan shen 12% Codonopsis dang shen 12% Curcuma yu jin 12% Jujube da zao 7% Licorice zhi gan cao 7% Ginger sheng jiang 6%
ABOUT MINOR BUPLEURUM
Minor Bupleurum is a major classical formula in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). It has been modified by the addition of Curcuma yu jin and Salvia dan shen. It also has substituted Codonopsis dang shen in higher amounts than the ginseng ren shen found in the classical formula. It is provided in coated tablets that help to mask the strong taste and smell of its herbal constituents. Its classical indication in TCVM is for harmonizing shaoyang syndrome, and all that entails. Clinically Shaoyang syndrome is characterized by intermittant fever, chest and hypochondriac discomfort, irritability, dry mouth and throat, lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, dry throat. Disorders characterized by heat in the uterus, Liver or Chong Mai channels, jaundice. Chinese Herbal formulas for Veterinarians from the Art of Medicine Press, 2012, p 132 lists the following clinical applications for this formula: Hepatitis, chronic active hepatitis, hepatic cirrhosis, hepatic carcinoma, acute and chronic toxic heaptopathy, hepatic lipidosis, jaundice, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, pancreatitis, fever of unknown origin, fever in cancer, chronic glomerulonephritis, chronic renal insufficiency, chronic urinary tract infection, upper respiratory infection, bronchitis, recurrent pneumonia, chronic gastritis, metritis, postpartum infection and postparetum fever.
Minor Bupleurum has been recommended for some patients diagnosed with some types of cancer as a result of studies that show that the Bupleurum chai hu found in this formula has a negative effect on enzymes that promote angiogenesis, which is the development of new blood vessels that supports the growth of a tumor. Bupleurum also support apoptosis through its cytochrome-c/caspase signaling, and helps to reduce inflammation and tumor growth through the inhibition of the NF-kappaB enzyme.
This formula should be used under the guidance of a veterinarian trained in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). It is a very useful formula in Chinese medicine and has many applications.
TCVM Applications: For Shaoyang dis-Harmonies. Supports healthy liver and gallbladder, promote healthy lungs following infection; appetite disorders with irritability, and for humans, menstrual disorders.
Japanese formula is called Sho Saiko To (SST)
BODY WEIGHT NUMBER of TABLETS <20 pounds 1 tablet twice daily 20-40 pounds 3 tablets daily 40-60 pounds 2 tablets twice daily 60-80 pounds 3 tablets twice daily 80-100+ pounds 4 tablets twice daily
NOTE: These amounts are starting points only, and can be easily increased in order to produce desired effects.
Contraindications and Precautions:
Avoid cold and raw foods during administration; use with caution in certain patients with yin and or blood deficiencies, in animals with upper excess and lower deficiencies and in animals with Liver Fire.
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