Contraindications Use with care in cases with headache and dizziness if taken long-term. Also use with care in cases of ascendant hyperactivity of liver yang, upward flaming of liver fire, or yin vacuity with internal heat.
Actions Harmonizes the two meridians of Shaoyang — the Triple Warmer and Gallbladder.
Pattern Syndromes of the Shao-Yang channel
Tongue Swollen, with teeth-marks on its edges; possible cracks in its center; thick, slimy yellow fur
Pulse Bowstring; forceless, possibly fine; rapid, slippery
Chinese name Xiao Chai Hu Tang
English name Minor Bupleurum Decoction
Dosage: one and a half teaspoons each time, for 2-4 weeks, 2-3 times daily with warm water