0.28 LBS
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Xiao Chai Hu Tang or Minor Bupleurum Combination
Provided in bottles containing 100 grams of extract granules

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)


Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri) 8 g
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellaria) 3 g
Ren Shen (Radix et Rhizoma Ginseng) 3 g
Gan Cao (Radix et Rhizoma Glycyrrhizae) 3 g
Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae) 5 g
Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens) 3 g
Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae) 2 g

This formula is provided in a concentrated form in "Extract Granules". This is the same concentrated form that is in the capsules of Stasis Breaker and Wei Qi Booster. Most pets will accept the herby spicy taste readily, but for those who are reluctant to eat this powder with their regular diet, using a bribe food such as raw meat or someting else very tasty to disguise the taste can help. Also, if you have a treat ready when you give this herb mixed with a small amount of food to hide it, you will encourage your dog to swallow it quickly so they can get to the second treat. (Sneaky little manuever here) The powder can be placed into capsules, although that is not available on this website, and it should be administered to your pet according to the following administration guide:

WEIGHT (lbs) Tsp granules to be given twice daily
10 0.25
20 0.50
25 0.75
50 1.00
70 1.50
150 2.00
250 3.00




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