Ingredient Spotlight: Bupleurum / Chai Hu

Why We Love It

Bupleurum is a powerful herb for relieving pain, depression, and stress associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopause.

Helps with:

  • Fatigue

  • Cramps

  • Headaches

  • Mood Swings

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How it Heals

In Chinese medicine, Bupleurum clears heat, raises the yang qi, and relieves constraint. It promotes healthy liver function and is also great for resolving irritability and emotional instability. 

In Western medicine, Bupleurum has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. It’s shown to reduce pain and fevers as well as coughing and congestion. 

Fun Fact: Bupleurum flowers are commonly used in wedding bouquets! 

HOW WE USE IT

“Bupleurum plants are usually collected in spring and winter for medicinal purposes. The stems, leaves, and dirt are removed, and the roots are then dried in the sun.”

— Lulu Ge, co-founder