Chinese Name: Chai Hu / 柴胡
Bupleurum root stimulates your liver and nourishes your circulation, helping your body shed your uterine lining. This means your muscles won’t have to contract to help release your uterine lining. Since that contraction is what creates cramps, cramps may be reduced or eliminated.
Bupleurum is also important for helping release stagnant Qi (your life force) that has been stagnated in your Liver and Spleen by worry, stress, and anger. This helps you feel more emotionally balanced before, and during, your period.
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