Bing Pian - Borneol

TCM Materia Medica

Bing Pian TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "bing pian" which in english is Bing Pian herb"borneol", is categorized within the "herbs that open orifices" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, lung and spleen channels and exhibits acrid, bitter (ku) and cool 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: 0.3-0.9g

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

  • Aromatically opens orifices, revives the spirit - fainting, convulsion.
  • Clears heat, alleviates pain, dissipates nodules, alleviates itching - topically for pain, swelling of the throat, skin disease, eye disease (photophobia, excessive tearing), regenerates flesh.

Bing Pian may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: convulsions, eye problems, fainting (loss of consciousness), itching and/or skin problems (rash)

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, bing pian is generally included in the following 2 formulas:

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    As noted above, bing pian is within the herbs that open orifices functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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