Bupleurum is not a tonic herb. Since Higher Self Herbs is dedicated to mostly tonic herbs, why do I include bupleurum in the range? The reason is that sometimes cleansing is necessary, especially liver cleansing. When the liver does need cleansing, in Chinese medicine we use a formulation with bupleurum as the main ingredient, with a lot of other tonic herbs as supportive ingredients. The Cleanse blend I stock is just such a formula, but if youd like make your own bupleurum-based blend then you can, but take heed of the caution below.
Caution: bupleurum is a powerful and effective herb but dont use it on its own. Use it as part of a blend like Cleanse or with appropriate tonic herbs as mentioned. Also remember that bupleurum is not a tonic herb, so it should not be taken in large quantities every day for years. Stick to the recommended dosages on the packet, and cycle it on and off. If you need to clear out your liver or calm your spirit down for a month or two then go ahead, but then have a month off. This is a good rule of thumb, that for every two months you are using it, you have at least one month when you dont have it. This will allow your body to catch up and remove the debris that bupleurum is so effective at removing and releasing.
I highly recommend having bupleurum, especially if the symptoms weve looked at here do apply to you.
Organs; liver, gall bladder