Xiao Chai Hu Tang Minor Bupleurum Combination


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Details of Xiao Chai Hu Tang Minor Bupleurum Combination
Bupleurum unsticks what is stuck.

Alternative Names

  • xiao chai hu tang
  • hsiao chai hu tang
  • shosaikoto
  • syo saiko to
  • sho-saiko-to
  • xiao-chai-hu-tang
  • TJ-9; TJ9; TJ 9
  • shosaiko-toh
  • Shō-saiko-tō
  • 小柴胡湯
  • しょうさいことう
  • xiǎo chái hú tāng wán
  • 小柴胡汤丸


Chai Hu 柴胡 hare’s ear root, thorowax root, bupleurum Radix Bupleuri [caution]

Huang Qin 黃苓 baical skullcap root, scutellaria, scute Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis [supports pregnancy]

Ban Xia 半夏 pinellia rhizome, pinellia tuber Rhizoma Pinelliae Ternatae [supports pregnancy]

Sheng Jiang 生薑 fresh ginger rhizome Zingiberis Rhizoma

Da Zao 大棗 jujube, Chinese date Jujubae Fructus

Ren Shen 人蔘 ginseng root Radix Panax Ginseng made from real ginseng

Gan Cao 甘草 licorice root Radix Glycyrrhizae [caution]


Xiao Chai Hu Tang is one of the most famous Chinese formulas because it treats a uniquely Chinese syndrome of “half-interior/ half exterior” (among other things). Books have been written about it and it is hotly debated up to the present and certainly into the future. It shows up first in the Shang Han Lun book in line 37.

37- 三七、
太阳病 Tai Yang Bing,日已去,10 days already resolved
脉浮细而嗜卧者,floating thin pulse and wants to lie down
外已解也。Exterior already resolved.

设胸满胁痛者,fullness in chest, pain in ribs
与小柴胡汤,use Xiao Chai Hu Tang


Xiao Chai Hu Tang can do miracles but is easily misprescribed so be cautious. It has certainly been used a lot in Japan especially to help with symptoms of chronic hepatitis. However, it should not be used with interferon treatments! (Not sure about current HCV medications but those work so well that I wouldn’t take any herbs with it unless needed for something else.)


Recommended for these body types:
Slightly Delicate
Slightly Delicate

Recommended for these thermal natures:

Adult Dosage

Eagle Herbs is now supplying a 2 gram “little spoon”. (Please wash and dry before using.)

    • An “average dose” is 10 grams per day of the granules. This means 5 “little spoons” or 20 capsules each day. Each capsule is 1/2 gram. 
    • A Big Dosage for Short-lived but intense issues: 3 little spoons (12 capsules) twice a day.
    • A Smaller Dosage for Lingering low-grade concerns: 2 little spoons (8 capsules) twice a day. 
    • If you are very sensitive to medicines: start out low (1/2 little spoon or 2 capsules) once per day, and raise the dosage each day.

    We find that people find the right dosage for themselves. We don’t know your body weight, your sensitivity etc… So take what feels good for you and you get the results you are looking for. Many people get great results with taking less. 

    Your order will last approximately this long:

    • 50 grams powder (100 capsules) : 4 to 14 days.
    • 100 grams powder (200 capsules) : 8 to 28 days
Post Disclaimer

Eagleherbs formulas are sold directly to consumers and not for resale. Consumers are assumed to have researched for the best formula for themselves and checked with their health care providers as to interactions with existing medications and conditions.

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 0.2 × 0.2 × 0.2 in
granules or capsules sizes

100 grams granules: $34, 200 grams granules: $60, 100 capsules 50 grams: $35, 200 capsules (100 grams): $58, 5 bottles 200 grams granules: $275, 5 bottles 200 capsules: $260