Names Of Bai Hu Wan


Bai Hu Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: White Tiger Decoction
  • Pinyin Name: Bai Hu Wan
  • Alternate Names: Bai Hu Tang, Gypsum Combination
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How Is Bai Hu Wan Categorized?

There Are 23 Formulas In Our Clear Heat Category

How Is Bai Hu Wan Used Clinically?

Bai Hu Wan Usages and Indications

  • In 6 channel theory, Yang ming channel heat or the "4 bigs" - big thirst, big sweat, big thirst, big pulse - accordingly, fever, thirst, profuse sweating, aversion to heat.
  • Many symptoms may fit the larger pattern, may arise with advanced diabetes, certain immune issues such as the flu, common cold, bronchial asthma, and a range of digestive issues such as gastritis.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Diagnosis must be precise - avoid in stomach and spleen deficiency cases, those with true cold and false heat, and in pure exterior conditions.

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Bai Hu Wan Has 4Ingredients

Shi Gao


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Fire category


  • 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, flooding and big pulse (the "4 bigs"), irritability, red tongue with yellow coat.
  • Clears excess lung heat - cough, wheezing, fever, thick yellow sputum.
  • Clears blazing stomach fire - headache, toothache, painful and swollen gums.
  • Topically for eczema, burns, ulcerated sores; may also be taken internally.

This formula has cautions, see details

Zhi Mu

Anemarrhena Rhizome

Appears in the Herbs That Drain Fire category


  • Clears heat, drains fire - high fever, irritability, thirst, and a rapid flooding pulse in patterns of excessive heat in the lungs and/or stomach; cough due to lung heat with thick yellow sputum.
  • Nourishes yin, moistens dryness - deficiency of lung and kidney yin, night sweats, steaming bone disorder, irritability, afternoon or low-grade fevers, bleeding gums, five-center heat; also for kidney heat signs - spermatorrhea, nocturnal emission, high sexual desire.
  • Generates fluids and clears heat - oral ulcers and inflammation due to yin deficiency, wasting and thirsting disorder.

This formula has cautions, see details

Zhi Gan Cao

Honey Fried Licorice Root

Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category


  • This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the heart and spleen along with its general harmonizing function within formulas. ┬áSee Gan Cao for complete information.

Geng Mi


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category


  • Tonifies the middle jiao and lung - thirst, loose stools, fatigue.
  • May be used in formulas to harmonize the stomach.

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