The TCM herb "bing pian" which in english is "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:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
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:
Resuscitates, clears heat, calms shen, and expels phelgm - coma arising from stroke, convulsions, loss of consciousness.
As noted above, bing pian is within the herbs that open orifices functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... opens up sensory orifices and awakens the spirit - delirium, coma, locked jaw, clenched fists, rigid limbs, seizures. there herbs are scattering by nature and can drain yuan qi; treats symptoms, not the root. )".