Chinese Thorowax Root is the dried root of Bupleurum chinense
DC. or Bupleurum scorzonerifolium Willd.
(Fam. Umbelliferae). According to the difference of the origin,
and description, the former is known as "Beichaihu"
(Northern chinese Thorowax Root), and the latter is known
as "Nanchaihu" (Southern chinese Thorowax Root).
To relieve fever, to soothe the liver and
to cure drooping and ptosis.
Influenza or common cold with fever; alternate chills
and fever such as malaria; distending pain in the chest and
hypochondriac regions; menstrual disorders; prolapse of the
uterus, prolapse of the rectum.
dried rhizome of Bupleurum longiradiatum Turoz, covered with
numerous annular nodes externally is poisonous and can not
be used as Radix Bupleuri.