Bupleurum Cinnamon & Ginger is available by Honso Kampo.
Chai hu, the chief herb, vents the pathogenic influence and releases the exterior. The deputy herb, huang qin, reinforces this action. Tian hua fen, reducing thirst, and mu li, dispersing clumping, are the assistant herbs. Gui zhi, gan jiang and zhi gan cao, another group of the assistant herbs, warm the middle burner yang and dispels congested fluids. So this formula is generally used for lesser yang-stage disorders with congested fluids characterized by a sensation of fullness with clumping in the hypochondria, thirst, sweating from the head, alternating fever and chills, and a sensation of irritability in the chest.
3 unit packets contain:
Bupleurum Root (Chai hu)?6.0g
Cinnamon Bark (Gui zhi)?3.0g
Scutellaria Root (Huang qin)?3.0g
Oyster Shell (Mu li)?3.0g
Glycyrrhiza (Gan cao)?2.0g
Trichosanthes Root (Gua lou gen)...3.0g
Ginger (Gan jiang)...2.0g
For adults: 7.5g/day orally divided into 3 doses before or between meals. The dosage may be adjusted based on age, body weight and symptoms.