Antipyretic, diaphoretic alterative, carminative.
Furfurol, bupleurumol, Sterol triterpenoid saponins, rutin, flavonoids, saikosides, Polysaccharides known as buplerans, the saikogenins A, B, C, D etc. Phytosterols, calcium, magnesium, potassium, coumarins, flavones, flavonoids, hepatalactone, Vitamin C.
One of the most important liver herbs in Chinese medicine, and used in many formulas. It has been used in clinical trials for the treatment of Hepatitis C. Bupleurum seems to be effective against diseases which tend to begin externally as an acute syndrome and linger for a prolonged period. Bupleurum helps regulate moodiness. It has a strong ascending energy so can be added to formulas to raise yang vitality, treat prolapsed organs and raise sagging spirits. Bupleurum has the capacity to dredge out old emotions of anger and sadness from the organs and tissues of the body so it is good for anyone who is doing emotional clearing work on themselves. It is also good for treating malaria and other related diseases. It can be used to help clear up eruptive skin disorders like eczema, dermatitis, tropical ulcers boils etc. Bupleurum is also used for intermittent fevers, chills and also black water fever. In Chinese medicine, it is used to treat disharmony between the liver and spleen. The saikosides in Bupleurum have an anti-inflammatory action by stimulating the body’s cortico steroids and increasing their effect. It is an excellent remedy for poorly functioning or compromised liver and is believed to have a tonic action on the spleen and stomach.