Qing Bi Wan - Clear The Nose Decoction

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Qing Bi Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "qing bi wan" , 请鼻丸, which in english is "clear the nose decoction", is categorized within the "release the exterior" functional grouping and within the "release exterior disorders with head and neck symptoms" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Qing Bi Tang, Pueraria Nasal Combination.

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

  • Sinus issues arising from damp-heat pattern in Chinese Medicine - yellow and sticky discharge, sinusitis, rhinitis acute or chronic.
  • Sinus headache, decreased olfactory sense.  

Our shop contains qing bi wan from the following manufacturer:

View Qing Bi 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. Qing Bi Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Shao (White Peony Root)

Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to blood deficiency (pale, lusterless complexion and nails) - menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding - very common herb fo…

ViewChuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)

Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis pattern, important for gynecological issues (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, difficult labor, lochioschesis). Expels wind and alleviates pain - …

ViewDa Huang (Rhubarb)

Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse sweating, thirst, constipation, abdominal distention and pain, delirium, yellow tongue coating, full pulse which indicates intestinal heat e…

ViewDa Zao (Chinese Date, Jujube)

Tonifies spleen qi - weakness, shortness of breath, reduced appetite, loose stools. Nourishes the blood, calms the spirit - irritability, pale complexion, emotional disturbances, restlessness. Usef…

ViewGan Cao (Licorice Root)

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)…

ViewGe Gen (Kudzu Root, Pueraria)

Releases muscles, clears heat - exterior disease in subcutaneous region and muscles (governed by spleen and stomach) - fever, headache, stiffness in the back and the neck. Nourishes fluids, alleviat…

ViewJie Geng (Balloon Flower Rhizome)

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.

ViewMa Huang (Ephedra)

Induce sweating to release the exterior, disperse cold Disperse lung qi, wheezing Promote urination and reduces edema

ViewRou Gui (Dried Cinammon Bark)

Warms the kidneys and fortifies yang - aversion to cold, cold limbs, weak back, impotence, frequent urination; also for waning of spleen and kidney yang with abdominal pain and cold, reduced appetit…

ViewSheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)

Release the exterior, wind-cold, regulate ying and wei qi Warms the middle jiao - stomach cold/vomiting Alleviates coughing, warms lung Reduces toxicity of other herbs

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…

ViewXin Yi Hua (Magnolia Flower)

Expels wind-cold Sinus Headaches Unblocks nasal passages

ViewYi Yi Ren (Seeds of Job's Tears)

Promotes urination, drains dampness - edema, difficult urination, damp leg qi. Strengthens the spleen, stops diarrhea. Clears heat and expels pus - carbuncles, lung or intestinal abscesses. Expels w…

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. Qing Bi Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence lung dampness - phlegm heat and/or lung wind invasion - wind heat.

Qing Bi Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: common cold, headache, nasal polyps, rhinitis, sinus infection and/or sinusitis

As noted above, qing bi wan is within the release the exterior functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "release exterior disorders with head and neck symptoms", which contains the following formulas:

ViewGe Gen Wan (Kudzu Decoction)

Wind-cold invasion with upper neck and back pain - cold or flu, mild fever, no sweating, stiffness.

ViewXin Yi Qing Fei Wan (Magnolia Flower Drink To Clear The Lungs)

Colds and/or allergies with heat signs (yellow mucus and/or fever, etc.). Chronic sinus congestions / issues, chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, loss of smell. Nasal polyps with the right underly…

ViewXin Yi Wan (Magnolia Flower Powder)

Colds and/or allergies with cold signs (white mucus and/or no fever, etc.). Chronic sinus congestions / issues, chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, loss of smell. Headaches from sinus congestion.

All formulas in the primary category of "release the exterior" are listed below.

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