The herbal formula "bi yan wan" , 鼻炎片, which in english is "nose inflammation tablets", is categorized within the "treat phlegm" functional grouping and within the "transform phlegm and extinguish wind" sub-category.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Our shop contains bi yan wan from the following manufacturer:
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. Bi Yan Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:
Expels wind-cold, dampness Opens nasal passages, sinus congestion (particularly with green discharge), alleviates pain (especially in the head region) Resolve wind-cold symptoms especially with hea…
Expels wind and damp - bi syndromes, skin disorders with itching. Nasal passage obstruction - thick nasal discharge, sinus headache; often combined with Xin Yi Hua and Bai Zhi.
Releases exterior, expel wind-cold (headache, chills, body ache) Bi-Syndromes, Wind-Damp, alleviates pain, relieves spasms (not very strong, only as a supporting herb) Trembling hands and/or feet …
Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong). Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang)…
Opens up and disseminates lung qi, expels phlegm - cough (wind-heat/cold), benefits the throat (sore, loss of voice). Promotes discharge of pus. Guides other herbs to the upper body.
Expels wind and releases the exterior - useful for either wind-cold or wind-heat Useful for boils, carbuncles, etc. in the initial stages Resolve itching (wind-heat in the blood level), may be used…
Clear heat and toxins, dissipates nodules - carbuncles and hot sores, neck lumps. Expel wind-heat - fever, slight chills, sore throat, headache.
Constrain leakage of lung qi, enriches kidney yin - chronic cough and wheezing due to kidney and lung deficiency. Tonify the kidneys, bind the essence, stop diarrhea - nocturnal emission, spermatorr…
Drains fire and relieves toxicity - furuncles, carbuncles, sores, swollen throat, wind-fire causing red eyes.
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. Bi Yan Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence lung dampness - phlegm heat and/or lung qi deficiency.
Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding bi yan wan.
For lung qi deficiency leading to accumulation of phlegm, wind and or heat in the upper jiao. When the lung qi is strong and in good circulation the lung system is protected against the influence of pathogenic factors. When the lung qi is weakened the lung system and to a lesser extent the upper jiao/burner is more vulnerable. This may result in the accumulation of wind and damp/phlegm in the lungs and the upper jiao/burner/warmer. Since the lungs govern the nose and the nose is one of the most easily accessible areas of the body for external pathogenic factors many of the symptoms will relate directly to the nose and sinuses.
All formulas in the primary category of "treat phlegm" are listed below.
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