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Xiao Chai Hu Tang


According to current EU legislation, this website can no longer present statements which might give the impression that our herbs or mushrooms have any kind of medicinal effect, even though traditional Chinese medicine has existed for thousands of years and been tried by numerous patients. We’re also unable mention any effects confirmed by contemporary scientific studies. Nevertheless, we trust in the common sense of our customers. Detailed information on herbs and fungi can be looked up online in publicly accessible sources. For example, valuable information is available on

Blend description:

The Opening Door tincture is based on the traditional Xiao Chai Hu Tang blend, administered by Chinese medicine practitioners.010_Xiao Chai Hu Tang

It’s one of the most frequently used blends in China, with a rather wide range of application. According to traditional Chinese medicine, it harmonises Shao Yang. Apart from Shao Yang harmonising herbs, it also contains ginseng which brings harmony to the user’s mental state and performance, promotes concentration, and helps fight stress. Furthermore, the blend contains liquorice which boosts digestion, or ginger which aids the immune system, harmonises blood sugar, promotes digestion, and clears airways as well as the cardiovascular system. More information about the blend’s general effects can be found in publicly accessible sources, such as

Effects according to Chinese medicine:

  • harmonises Shao Yang
  • promotes Zheng Qi (“proper” Qi)
  • expels climate pathogens
  • Han (cold pathogen) tightens the Shao Yang path, causing it to lose its ability to manage the growth of the pure and the fall of the turbid
  • the tightening of Gan Dan Qi (liver and gall bladder Qi), accompanied by Dan Re (gall bladder heat) afflicting Wei (stomach), and by Gan Qi (liver Qi) afflicting Pi (spleen)

Tongue: thin, white, or greasy furring

Pulse: stringy (xian)


Chinese English Latin
Chai Hu southern bupleurum, root Rad. bupleuri
Huang Qin Baikal skullcap, root Rad. scutellariae
Yu Bai Fu giant voodoo lily, tuber Rhiz. typhonii
Ren Shen ginseng, root Rad. ginseng
Da Zao jujube, fruit Fruc. jujubae
Gan Cao Chinese liquorice, root Rad. glycyrrhizae
Sheng Jiang ginger, rootstock Rhiz. zingiberis recens


Other educational sources:

Sheid, Bensky, Ellis, Barolet: Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas and Strategies 
Shied, Ellis - Handbook of Formulas in Chinese Medicine  
John K.Chen, Tina T.Chen - Chinese Herbal Formulas and Applications
Ando - Farmakologie klasické čínské medicíny 
Hampen, Fischer - A Materia Medica for Chinese Medicine 
Giovanni Maciocia - The Practice of Chinese Medicine
Giovanni Maciocia - The Tree Treasures

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