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Bai Wei

Posted by: admin on Feb 22, 2008 - 08:39 PM
Clear Heat

1 TASTE
Bitter, salty and cold

2 MERIDIANS
Stomach and liver

3 FUNCTIONS
1,.To clear heat and cool blood; 2. To benefit urination and relieve urinary tract infection

4 INDICATIONS
1. Internal heat and deficient yin manifested as afternoon fever and night sweating or as febrile disease due to exogenous pathogenic heat at the nutritive and blood levels and accompanied by sustained fever, Swallowwort root (Bai Wei) is used with Wolfberry bark (Di Gu Pi) and Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuag).2. Postpartum fever caused by deficient yin. Swallowwort root (Baiwei) is used with Ginseng (Ren Shen) and Chinese angelica root (Dang Gui).3. Urinary tract infection manifested as heat syndrome or bloody urine. Swallowwort root (Baiwei) is used with Lophatherum (Dan Zhu Ye), Clematis stem (Mu Tong) and Talc (Hua Shi).4.Boils, carbuncles, sore throat and snake bite. Swallowwort root (Baiwei) is used externally and internally.

5 DOSAGE
3-12g

Bai Wei

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