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Chai Hu Shu Gan San

Bupleurum Powder to Spread Liver Qi

The name Heplene is derived from the Latin word "Hepatis", meaning "liver", the latin word "lene" meaning "to soften, smooth, or calm". This aptly describes this formula's ability to moderate and calm Liver qi. In TCM, Qi is the vital energy whose smooth circulation throughout the body keeps its organs working in harmony. Anger hurts the Liver and blocks the flow of Qi in the Liver meridians. Liver Qi stagnation includes the following symptoms: distending discomfort along the sides of the body, deep breathing, short temper, chest distention, and frequent belching.


This is the classic Chai Hu Shu Gan San, Bai Shao, Chai Hu, Chen Pi, Chuan Xiong, Xiang Fu, Zhi Shi, Gan Cao,

Peony root, Bupleurum root, Tangerine peel, Ligusticum root, Cyperus rhizome, Unripe Bitter Orange, Licorice fruit

Other Ingredients: Water, Ethanol, Acacia Vera, Honey


Chinese Medicine
Spreads liver qi, promotes circulation, relieves pain.

Dosing Recommendations
This tincture can be administered at any time. A standard dose is 1 tsp 2x/day. In acute cases, dosage may be increased up to 2 tsp 2x/day. In chronic cases, the dose may be reduced to 1 tsp 1x/day.

Caution for those with deficiency/Weakend patterns.

Heplene (Liver Formula)

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