Bai Xian Pi - Dictamnus Root Bark

TCM Materia Medica

Bai Xian Pi TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "bai xian pi" which in english is Bai Xian Pi herb"dictamnus root bark", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the spleen and stomach channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and cold (han) 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:

  • Dosage: 6-9g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Clears heat, relieves fire toxicity, expels wind, dries dampness - wind-heat or damp-heat sores, carbuncles, rashes with excessive pus, moist skin; also for damp-heat jaundice (only in combination).

Bai Xian Pi may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: jaundice and/or skin problems (rash)

As noted above, bai xian pi is within the herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... toxins for the purpose of this categorization means fevers and other adverse effects of infectious diseases where patients are clinically …)".

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