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:

  • Bai Hu Tang - Sun Ten
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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 Hu Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Geng Mi (Rice) - Tonifies the middle jiao and lung - thirst, loose stools,…
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  • Shi Gao (Gypsum) - The most important herb to clear internal heat, especially…
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  • Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) - This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the …
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  • Zhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome) - Clears heat, drains fire - high fever, irritability, thirs…
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    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:

  • Chai Hu Gui Zhi Gan Jiang Wan (Bupleurum, Cinnamon Twig and Ginger Decoction) - Shaoyang disorder with water accumulation - A modification …
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  • Huang Lian Jie Du Wan (Coptis Decoction To Relieve Toxicity) - Clears fire toxins (damp heat, toxic heat, fire) from all t…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "clear heat" are listed below.

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