About Bupleurum 12
Bupleurum is a Seven Forests formula that is widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to help treat persistent low-grade infection and aching in the muscles. In Western Medicine, it can fight stress, neurosis, anxiety, digestive disturbance, and hypersensitivity. It is a superb product for individuals looking for a natural remedy to treat issues in the liver meridian, such as agitation, congestion, tension, and stomach distress that are caused by a functionally disturbed liver.
Bupleurum 12 also helps disperse Qi stagnation while improving the function of the spleen and the stomach. At the same time, it can be effectively used to resolve the accumulation of phlegm and moisture. The formula also combines well with other products to help boost individuals’ wellbeing and overall health.
How Bupleurum 12 Works
Bupleurum 12 is the primary therapy in the Seven Forests line that helps harmonize the body and promotes the healthy function of the liver. It is, in fact, a combination of three ancient Chinese Medicine prescriptions that are used as the foundation for all harmonizing therapies. These prescriptions are (1) Bupleurum and Cinnamon Combination (Chaihu Guizhi Tang), (2) Bupleurum and Chih-Shih (Sini San), and (3) Bupleurum and Tang-Kuei (Ziao Yao San) formula.
It is due to the carefully selected ingredients in the formula that Bupleurum can deliver the maximum of its fantastic health qualities. For example, peony with cinnamon twig opens the meridian. Blended with Tang-Kuei, peony relaxes and nourishes the liver. When mixed with licorice, peony helps relax tension while licorice with ginseng reinforces the stomach and invigorates the spleen.
On the other hand, Chih-Shih and bupleurum promote gallbladder function and disperse the congested liver Qi. Finally, the stomach function is significantly improved with the combination of atractylodes and pinellia, which also help prevent the accumulation of phlegm and moisture. As for Fu-Shen and scute, they contribute to soothing agitated spirit. Of course, there can be numerous pairings between the formulas, which can only be good news for patients in search of herbal remedies that deliver a wealth of health benefits with ease and versatility.
Bupleurum 12 Ingredients
The formula contains the following compounds:
Chai Hu (Bupleurum) – It soothes and cools the Liver with an ascending activity while also dealing with Liver Qi stagnation-related irritability.
Bai Shao (White Peony) – A herb used as a heat removing agent for the liver and a tonic for the blood. It neutralizes a stagnant or hyperactive liver Qi and moisturizes the blood while also helping alleviate abdominal pain, irregular periods, and muscle spasms. It is also believed to have potent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and astringent effects.
Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twigs) – It warms the middle and helps weak digestion. The herb also promotes the normal processing of drinks and foods, and can effectively nourish the stomach. It holds immunosuppression, anti-coagulation, anti-inflammation, and anti-pathogen attributes and can relieve gastrointestinal cramps and inhibit the central nervous system, among many others.
Dang Gui Shen (Tang Kuei) – It tonifies the blood, fights liver blood and heart deficiency, alleviates pain, moves the blood, moistens the intestines, generates flesh, and decreases swellings.
Fu Shen Poria (Fu Shen) – It promotes mild urination and helps calm the spirit. It is particularly effective when used to treat forgetfulness, insomnia, palpitations, and irritability.
Huang Qin (Scutellaria) – Traditional Chinese Medicine uses the dried roots of the plant to treat inflammation, respiratory infections, hemorrhaging, high blood pressure, dysentery, insomnia, and diarrhea.
Ban Xia (Pinellia) – A pivotal ingredient in reducing stuffiness and distention in the abdomen or the chest. It promotes directionality in the intestines and reduces Lyme Disease-caused brain fog. It also dispels the emotional distress-led feeling of a lump in the throat and eases fluid retention.
Zhi Shi (Aurantium Immaturus) – A compound that eliminates phlegm, regulates the Qi, unblocks the bowel, promotes normal body fluid, and removes stagnant food.
Ren Shen (Ginseng) – A herb that calms the spirit, generates fluids, benefits the lungs, tonifies the spleen, secures conditions from collapsing, restores the pulse, and tonifies the primal Qi.
Gan Jiang (Dried Ginger) – It helps alleviate abdominal pain caused to External Wind-Cold, disperse Cold Qi, expel persistent sunken Cold, and helps the heart Yang.
Bai Zhu (Atractylodes) – It has been found to slow down aging, fight oxidation, induce diuresis, improve hematopoietic function, relieve stress, enhance the immune system, protect the liver, combat ulcer, adjust gastrointestinal motility, and regulate blood glucose levels.
Gan Cao (Licorice) – It harmonizes other herbs, relaxes spasms, clears heat, alleviates pain, resolves toxicity, stops cough, expels phlegm, augments Qi, and tonifies the spleen.
- The recommended dosage is 2-3 tablets three times a day unless your practitioner instructs otherwise.
- For optimal results, take on an empty stomach.
- It is NOT recommended to self-diagnose and self-treat, especially if you have a long term recurring, chronic, or serious health condition.
- Always consult your physician or practitioner before use. Traditional Chinese Medicine is reliable and powerful, but, at the same time, complex.
- Talk to your TCM practitioner if pregnant or breastfeeding.
About the manufacturer
Seven Forests is an Institute for Traditional Medicine product line that has been launched in the late 1980s. It has been intended to be used exclusively by licensed practitioners and provides 100s of herbal formulas based on ancient TCM remedies. The company uses only supreme quality ingredients and manufactures all of its products in its GMP-compliant facilities.
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