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Bai Ye Tang (Biota Twig Decoction)

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  • Formulas that Clear Heat and Stop Bleeding


  • Yang Deficiency causing Cold which impairs the Spleen Qi from governing the Blood


  • Warms Spleen Yang, Clears Liver Fire, and stops bleeding

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with thin coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Rapid forceless pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • None Noted

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Pao Jiang is commonly substituted for Gan Jiang.
  • The urine of boys under 12 years of age can be added to this formula to enhance it's stop bleeding effect by moving blood downward.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Large Intestine, Liver, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Kidneys

Substances in this Formula (3 Total):

Ce Bai Ye (Cacumen Biotae Orientalis)
Ce Bai Ye (Biota Leaves, Leafy Twig of Arborvitae) 侧柏叶
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LU, LIV, LI.
Prop: Bitter, Astringent, Slightly Cold
Latin: Cacumen Biotae Orientalis
Cat: Herbs that Stop Bleeding
Gan Jiang (dry Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Gan Jiang (Dried Ginger Rhizome) 干姜
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Hot
Latin: dry Rhizoma Zingiberis
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Ai Ye (Artemisiae Argyi Folium)
Ai Ye (Mugwort Leaf, Artemisia) 艾叶
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: SP, LIV, KI
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Warm
Latin: Artemisiae Argyi Folium
Cat: Herbs that Stop Bleeding

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