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

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

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  • 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.
Functional Grouping (See All)
  • Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness

  • Dosage and Preparation Notes
    • Dosage: 3-12g
    Channels/Meridians Influenced (See All)

     ◦ Kidney ◦ Urinary Bladder

    Associated Temperature and Taste (See All)

     ◦ Cold (Han) ◦ Bitter (Ku)

    Herbal Formulas Which Include Huang Bai

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formulas which contain Huang Bai (in alphabetical order). You May click on the name of the formula for more details or click on any of the products from our store to read usage information or to purchase a particular formula.

    TCM FormulaClinical Functions
    Er Xian Tang Wan

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    Wu Mei Wan

    Generally used with roundworms - abdominal pain, irritability, stifled chest w/heat, vomiting after eating, cold hands and/or feet.  Roundworms 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.

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    • We Mei Wan - Parasites, UC, and IBS herbal formula

    Related Conditions:

     ◦ Leukorrhea ◦ Diarrhea ◦ Dysentary ◦ Knee Pain ◦ Leg Pain ◦ Jaundice ◦ Night Sweats (Sleep Hyperhidrosis) ◦ Spermatorrhea ◦ Skin Problems (Rash)

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