Botanical Name: Bupleurum radix chinensis
- English: Thorowax Root
- Also, known as: Bei Chai Hu,Bupleuri, Bupleurum Chinese, Upleurum chinense, Thorowax, Saiko, Hare's ear, Radix Bupleuri Chinensis, Bupleurum, Hare's Ear Root, Radix Bupleuri , Bupleurum chinense root.
Habitat: Asia, Mostly China
Harvested: Wild or cultivated
Parts Used: Root
Bupleurum radix chinensis is a perennial herb grows in China and cultivated throughout the central and eastern part of the country and also found in other parts of Asia. Bupleurum is propagated from seed in spring or by root division in autumn and requires well-drained soil and plenty of suns. an upright herbaceous perennial, about 30-65 cm tall. Leaves are alternative, arranged in spirals, simple and broad linear-lanceolate, its bases gradually narrowing; the margins are intact and parallel veins 7 to 9 inches. Flowers are small golden that are either terminal or auxiliary appear to form compound umbellate inflorescences. The seed capsule is flat and elliptical in shape. Bupleurum has long thin leaves rather than the lacy appearance of fennel and dill leaves. The Chinese name for bupleurum, chai hu, means "kindling of the barbarians". The origin of this name is unclear. The roots of the plant are used in herbal medicine. Bupleurum is also known as Hare's Ear. Bupleurum Root is one of the most important herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is one of China's "harmony" herb.
How to use:
Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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