The TCM herb "bai he" which in english is "lily bulb", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify yin" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart and lung channels and exhibits bitter (ku), cold (han) and sweet (gan) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
A single herb is not often thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. Bai He, however, is a strong candidate to be considered when needing to influence lung yin deficiency.
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, bai he is generally included in the following 2 formulas:
General yin deficiency signs may present as night sweats, heat in the soles and palms, and flusing. Cough/wheezing, possible blood in the sputum, dry and sore throat may present from lung yin and qi…
As noted above, bai he is within the herbs that tonify yin functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... yin tonics are generally sweet, cold, enriching and cloying. they are inappropriate for spleen or stomach deficiency, internal dampness or phlegm, abdominal distension, and/or diarrhea. general symptoms by system: lung yin defic…)".