Our recommended usage: We recommend using Xiao Chai Hu Tang for acute or reoccurring bacterial or viral infections. We also recommend this formula for some menstrual discomfort patterns. Please contact us to see if this formula is the best match for you. We advise regular use of 6 months or less.
The formula is fundamentally comprised of six herbs:
Three of the herbs (bupleurum, tang-kuei, and peony) are aimed at improving liver function,
three (hoelen, atractylodes, baked licorice) are aimed at improving spleen function.
Looking at it another way, three of the herbs serve primarily as nourishing tonics (tang-kuei, peony, and baked licorice) and three serve primarily as herbs to disperse stagnation (bupleurum, hoelen, and atractylodes).
Ching Wan Hung (also written Jing Wan Hong) is a Chinese herbal ointment that is considered especially helpful in the treatment of burns. It acts to relieve pain, decrease inflammation and infection, and aid in the regeneration of the damaged tissues. It is fast acting, alleviating burn pain almost immediately after application. It is also utilized to treat hemorrhoids, poison oak/ivy dermatitis, and bedsores.