Bai He Gu Jin Wan - Lily Bulb to Preserve the Metal

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Bai He Gu Jin Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "bai he gu jin wan" , 百合固金丸, which in english is "lily bulb to preserve the metal", is categorized within the "treat dryness" functional grouping and within the "enrich the yin and moisten dryness" sub-category.

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

  • 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 deficiency.
  • Useful for treating people who quit smoking or those with acute smoke exposure.

Our shop contains bai he gu jin wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Bai He Gu Jin Wan - HBW
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    For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Bai He Gu Jin Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bai He (Lily Bulb) - Moisten the lungs, clear heat, and stop coughing - cough fr…
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  • Bai Shao (White Peony Root) - Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to…
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  • Chuan Bei Mu (Fritillaria Bulb) - Clears heat, transforms phlegm, stops many types of cough (…
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  • Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) - Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen comple…
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Jie Geng (Balloon Flower Rhizome) - Opens up and disseminates lung qi, expels phlegm - cough (w…
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  • Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber) - Moistens the lungs, stops cough - dry cough, coughing blood…
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  • Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia) - Clears Heat, Cools Blood. High fever, thirst, scarlet tongu…
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  • Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia, Chinese Foxglove Root) - This is the root of Sheng Di Huang (steamed and dried, or …
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  • Xuan Shen (Ningpo Figwort Root, Scrophularia) - Clears Heat, Cools Blood. Bleeding, fever, dry mouth, purpl…
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    A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Bai He Gu Jin Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence kidney yin deficiency and/or lung yin deficiency.

    Bai He Gu Jin Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: asthma, cough, night sweats (sleep hyperhidrosis) and/or sore throat

    Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding bai he gu jin wan.

    In TCM the Lung qi is reflected by the strength of the voice and ability to breath deep and easy while the Lung yin is responsible for keeping the lungs and throat/nose moistened.  Over use of the lungs from chronic excessive speaking/singing, smoking, and poor air quality can all affect both the lung qi and yin. The kidney system helps to anchor the lungs, and yin in general is required to moisten and lubricate the tissues so this formula also has a mild function to strengthen the kidney yin.

    As noted above, bai he gu jin wan is within the treat dryness functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "enrich the yin and moisten dryness", which contains the following formulas:

  • Gu Ben Wan (Replenish the Root Teapills) - Dryness from yin deficiency - dry skin, dry eyes, dry cough…
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  • Mai Men Dong Yin Zi Wan (Ophiopogon and Trichosanthes Combination) - Lung and stomach yin deficiency - this is a modified versio…
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  • Tong Bian Wan (Constipation Pills) - Constipation from heat or fire that has damaged the yin flu…
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  • Yu Quan Wan (Jade Spring Pills) - Xiao Ke (wasting and thirsting syndrome), qi and yin defici…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "treat dryness" are listed below.

    (truncated intro "...dryness in chinese medicine terms may be internal, generally arising from heat, or external arising from the season or environmental condit…)".

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