treats Fever, Hepatitis, Brain damage, Thrombocytopenic purpura, and Hepatocellular carcinoma
EvidenceDISCLAIMER: These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.
Brain damage (minimal, in children):
An herbal combination formula containing bupleurum has been used as a treatment for children with minimal brain dysfunction. Early study is inconclusive, and additional study is needed to make a firm recommendation.
Chinese studies have suggested that bupleurum may be helpful for reducing fever. However, additional study is needed to draw a firm conclusion about safety and effectiveness. In traditional Chinese medicine, bupleurum is often used in combination with other herbs.
Traditional use from China, as well preliminary human study, seems to suggest that bupleurum and/ or herbal combination formulas containing bupleurum may be helpful in the treatment of chronic hepatitis. Further research is warranted to draw a firm recommendation.
Hepatocellular carcinoma (prevention):
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) arises predominantly in patients with cirrhosis, both hepatitis- associated and non- hepatitis associated. Sho- saiko- to, the Japanese version of the classical bupleurum- based formula, has been examined for a possible role in preventing the development of HCC in patients with cirrhosis. Early study suggests that this formula may help prevent progression to HCC in patients with cirrhosis, although more study is needed for a strong recommendation.
Primary thrombocytopenic purpura may respond in some cases to treatment with bupleurum- containing herbal formulas. However, currently there is insufficient available evidence for or against the use of bupleurum for this indication.
TraditionWARNING: DISCLAIMER: The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
Adrenal insufficiency (stimulation), amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), analgesia (pain relief), angina (chest pain), anorexia, antibacterial, antifungal, anti- inflammatory, antioxidant, anti- pseudomonal, antiseptic, antitussive, antiviral, asthma, bronchitis, cancer, cirrhosis (liver disease), common cold, constipation, contraceptive, deafness, dementia, depression, diabetes, diaphoresis (excessive sweating), diarrhea, dizziness, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), epilepsy, fatigue, fever, gastric ulcer, headache, hemorrhoids, hepatoprotection (liver protection), herpes simplex virus infection, HIV, hot flashes, hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), immunosuppression, immune system enhancement, indigestion, influenza, kidney disease, kidney protection, liver disease (chronic), liver heath, lung cancer, lung congestion, malaria, melanoma, menstrual irregularities, muscle cramps, myalgia (muscle pain), nausea, pain, pain (epigastric), pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), Parkinson's disease, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), pulmonary edema, rectal prolapse, rheumatoid arthritis, sedation, spleen disorders (liver stagnation and spleen deficiency syndrome (LSSDS)), solid tumors, systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE), tinnitus, tuberculosis (pulmonary), ulcers, upper respiratory tract infection, uterine prolapse, vertigo, viral infections (poliovirus), vomiting, wounds.