Bai Hu Wan - White Tiger Decoction

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Bai Hu Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "bai hu wan" which in english is "white tiger decoction", is categorized within the "clear heat" functional grouping and within the "clear heat from the qi level" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Bai Hu Tang, Gypsum Combination.

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

  • In 6 channel theory, Yang ming channel heat or the "4 bigs" - big thirst, big sweat, big thirst, big pulse - accordingly, fever, thirst, profuse sweating, aversion to heat.
  • Many symptoms may fit the larger pattern, may arise with advanced diabetes, certain immune issues such as the flu, common cold, bronchial asthma, and a range of digestive issues such as gastritis.

Bai Hu Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Diagnosis must be precise - avoid in stomach and spleen deficiency cases, those with true cold and false heat, and in pure exterior conditions.

Our shop contains bai hu wan from the following manufacturer:

($21.00) Add To Cart View Bai Hu Tang - Sun Ten

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 Hu Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewGeng Mi (Rice)

Tonifies the middle jiao and lung - thirst, loose stools, fatigue. May be used in formulas to harmonize the stomach.

ViewShi Gao (Gypsum)

The most important herb to clear internal heat, especially in the qi and yang ming levels. Clears heat, drains fire (heavy, descending) - high fever with no chills, excessive thirst, sweating, flood…

ViewZhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)

This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the heart and spleen along with its general harmonizing function within formulas.  See Gan Cao for complete information.

ViewZhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome)

Clears heat, drains fire - high fever, irritability, thirst, and a rapid flooding pulse in patterns of excessive heat in the lungs and/or stomach; cough due to lung heat with thick yellow sputum. No…

Bai Hu Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: common cold, diabetes type ii, fever, flu, gastritis and/or sweat problems

As noted above, bai hu wan is within the clear heat functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "clear heat from the qi level", which contains the following formulas:

ViewChai Hu Gui Zhi Gan Jiang Wan (Bupleurum, Cinnamon Twig and Ginger Decoction)

Shaoyang disorder with water accumulation - A modification of xiao chai hu tang with gui zhi and gan jiang to work with mixed pattern cases of "heat above, cold below".  Generally for patients with e…

ViewHuang Lian Jie Du Wan (Coptis Decoction To Relieve Toxicity)

Clears fire toxins (damp heat, toxic heat, fire) from all three jiaos - formula has an antibiotic function which has a broad range of uses in conditions arising from damp heat in the body.  Acute bac…

All formulas in the primary category of "clear heat" are listed below.

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