This member of the dill and carrot family is native to Asia, with particular distribution and commercial cultivation occurring in China. Also known as Chai Hu and Hare's Ear Root, Bupleurum has a recoded history of use that dates to 200 A.D. The plant is primarily harvested for its root. Although Bupleurum root has a bitter and pungent flavor, it is considered nutritious because it contains calcium, potassium, linolenic acid and rutin, the same glycoside found apples. The sliced root is most often decocted to make teas and tinctures.
1oz dried Bupleurum Roots