Bie Jia (Chinese Soft Turtle Shell) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Bie Jia
English Name: Chinese Soft Turtle Shell

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Nourish yin, anchor yang - yin deficiency with fever, steaming bone, night sweats, often used when accompanied with internal liver wind symptoms.
  • Invigorate blood, promotes menses, dissipates nodules - chest and flank accumulations causing pain, amenorrhea, malarial disorders with palpable masses, excessive menses due to heat in the blood.

Functional Groups (Click for Summary/Study Notes)

Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 9-30g

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

There are currently no contraindications listed.

Staff Clinician Notes

There are no additional notes for this herb.

Herbal Formulas Which Include This Herb

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  • Qing Hao Bie Jia Wan

    Formula Functions...  

    Heat at night (nightsweats, sensation of heat) with a sensation of coolness in the early morning/upon waking, no effect on appetite.

    Pulse will be fine and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.


  • Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan

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