Chinese: Xiao Chai Hu Tang Jia Jie Geng Shi Gao

English: Minor Bupleurum Decoction plus Balloon Flower Root and Gypsum

Source: Honchokeikenho (Japanese Experiential Formulas)

Pulse: bowstring, slippery

Tongue: red body, white fur

Abdomen: shinkahikokyokyokuman

Indications: This herbal formula has been used for patients with following health conditions and symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Hearing loss
  • Depression
  • Nervousness
  • Easily upset
  • Insomnia
  • Poor appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Heart burn
  • Cold (alternating fever and chills)
  • Bitter taste in mouth

There are many other health conditions that may respond well to this herbal formula, in particular patients exhibiting indicative traditional diagnostic signs and symptoms.

Herbs in This Formula


Note: Suggested dosages of each herb in Kampo formulas are often smaller than those of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Individual dosages of herbs may be adjusted depending on each patient’s condition, constitutional patterns, quality of the herbs, and other factors involved.