Bupleurum chinense / CHAI HU / Thorowax Root Cut
£14.50 – £50.00
Botanical Name – Blupeurum chinense
Chinese Name – CHAI HU
English Name – Thorowax Root
Bupleurum chinense is a perennial plant from the Apiaceae family and grows to approximately 1 m by 0.6 m. It is native to East Asia.
It flowers from July to October and the seeds ripen from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by insects. The plant is self-fertile.
The leaves of the plant are long and thin and resemble fennel. It prefers soils and prefers dry or moist, well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.
The root has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for at least 2,000 years.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Antipyretic – The plant has also been used to promote perspiration and treat fever.
Hepatic – Bupleurum has been used as a liver tonic, with spleen and stomach toning properties. This is due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Respiratory – Bupleurum is used for respiratory infections, including the flu (influenza), swine flu, the common cold, bronchitis, and pneumonia; and symptoms of these infections, including fever and cough.
Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.
250gm, 500gm, 1000gm