Huang Bai Amur Cork Tree Bark, Phellodendron - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Huang Bai Names

  • English Name: Amur Cork Tree Bark, Phellodendron
  • Pinyin Name: Huang Bai

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Huang Bai Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Drains damp heat from the lower jiao - thick-yellow leukorrhea, foul-smelling diarrhea, dysentery; damp-heat pouring downward or hot leg qi - red, swollen, painful knees, legs, and/or feet; damp-heat jaundice.
  • Drains kidney fire with signs of yin deficiency - steaming bone disorder, night sweats, afternoon fever and sweating, nocturnal emissions, spermatorrhea.
  • Drains fire, relieves toxicity - sores and lesions of the skin.

Huang Bai Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 3-12g

Huang Bai Appears In 2 Formulas

Er Xian Tang Wan

Wu Mei Wan

  • Mume Fruit Pill
  • Generally used with roundworms - abdominal pain, irritability, stifled chest w/heat, vomiting after eating, cold hands and/or feet. ┬áRoundworms may be observed in vomit.

    Also has a broader application in chronic diarrhea, IBS, or other digestive disorders characterized by both heat and cold.  Symptoms may be chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain (often that is better w/heat).

    With parasites the tongue and pulse are less critical, with chronic conditions the Tongue may be red with a white coating.

  • Expel Parasites

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