English: Restrain the Liver Powder
Also Known As: Bupleurum Formula
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Fried Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Chao Bai Zhu 3g Tonifies the Spleen, tonifies Qi and dries Dampness.
Poria Fu Ling 3g Promotes urination, resolves Dampness, strengthens the Spleen and harmonizes the Middle Jiao.
With Bai Zhu, strengthens the Spleen and resolves Dampness.
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 3g Tonifies, harmonizes and invigorates the Blood and regulates menses.
Rx. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong 2.4g Activates the Blood and regulates Qi.
With Dang Gui, for Blood Deficiency.
Ram. cum Uncis Uncariae Gou Teng 3g Extinguishes Wind, stops spasms, drains Liver Heat and pacifies Liver Yang.
Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu 1.5g Resolves Shao Yang disorders, reduces fever, spreads Liver Qi, relieves Stagnation and raises Yang Qi.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 1.5g Moderates and harmonizes the effects of the other herbs.
  • Calms the Liver
  • Regulates the Liver Qi and Blood
  • Relieves spasms
  • Dispels Heat
  • Strengthens the Spleen
  • Liver Channel Deficiency Heat in children
  • Liver Blood Deficiency with Liver Heat in children
  • Liver Wind
  • Muscle spasms
  • Feverishness
  • Bruxism
  • Palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Fever and chills
  • Alternating chills and fever
  • Spitting of sputum or saliva
  • Abdominal distention
  • Reduced appetite
  • Restless sleep
  • Nervousness
  • Rigidity and pain of the neck and head
  • Opisthotonos
  • Numbness of the limbs
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Hemiplegia
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Clenching or grinding of teeth
  • Easily frightened
  • Restlessness
  • Originally used for Liver Blood Deficiency with Liver Heat in infants, today it is used to treat adults who lead stressful lifestyles, with insomnia.
For gallbladder congestion with digestive disturbance, Phlegm and mental disturbance: For more severe Heat and tension:
+ 4.5g Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia + Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
+ 3g Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi + Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
For depression and mental disorders:
For headaches:
+ Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao + Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen
+ Hb. Menthae Haplocalycis Bo He
For headache and dizziness:
+ Rz. Zingiberis Sheng Jiang + Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
For Qi and Blood Deficiencies:
+ Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
+ Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen
For a feeling of oppression and fullness in the abdomen:
+ Rx. Astragalus Huang Qi + Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
+ Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao + Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang
For restless sleep, irritability and insomnia:
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang + Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren
For vomiting of sputum and saliva:
+ Sm. Platycladi Bai Zi Ren
+ Warm the Gallbladder Decoction
Wen Dan Tang
For dizziness, headache and a disturbed Shen:
    + Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
    + Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren