Theory

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


Huang Bai Names

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

Huang Bai Image

© 2016 Yin Yang House - No Unauthorized Duplication



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 3 Formulas

Er Xian Tang Wan

Si Miao Wan

  • Four Marvels Powder
    • Damp-Heat Bi-Syndromes in Chinese Medicine terms - arthritis with hot swollen joints. With the right underlying diagnosis both osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis would respond.
    • Gout.
    • Weakness and/or atrophy in the lower body with swelling.
    • Leukorrhea and other heat related discharge.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Clear Damp-Heat
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid in pregnancy.
    • Avoid in deficiency cases.
    • Generally not suitable for arthritis with cold/deficient signs.

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.  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.

  • Expel Parasites



© 2000-2016 - Yin Yang House - All Rights Reserved
Website Design and Management - Yin Yang House Media Services Group
Terms of Use


Socialize With Us!

Back to Top