Yunnan Baiyao at ActiveHerb: best known Chinese medicine to stop bleeding

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Yunnan Baiyao was invented in 1902 by Dr. Qu Huanzhang in Yunnan, China. Over the past 100 years, Yunnan Baiyao made its name in the battle grounds of Chinese fighting against Japanese invasion in World War II and of the Vietcong fighting against USA during the Vietnam War by saving soldiers’ lives from wounds.

In China, Yunnan Baiyao may be used as first-aid for any kind of traumatic injury or internal bleeding, whether one has a small cut, bruise, swelling, an internal injury from accidents or fighting, or bleeding from surgery etc. † One may simply pour the Yunnan Baiyao powder on to the cut and/or swallow the powder.

In the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) terms, Yunnan Baiyao stops bleeding, disperses blood stasis, activates blood circulation, alleviates pain, clears away toxins, and reduces swelling. † In studies, Yunnan Baiyao is shown to shorten the bleeding time and clotting time.

Doctors in China also let patients take Yunnan Baiyao before surgeries (0 to 5 days) because studies show that Yunnan Baiyao can reduce the amount of bleeding during operation. 1,2 When applied after operation, Yunnan Baiyao may promote healing from the wound. †

The exact ingredients and production procedure of Yunnan Baiyao are still state secrets of China. It is believed that the main Chinese herb is San Qi, or called Tien Chi, Panax pseudoginseng, Panax notoginseng, Notoginseng.

Currently, Yunnan Baiyao is only legitimately produced by Yunnan Baiyao Group Co., Ltd, one of the top state pharmaceutical companies in China. It was produced and exported to USA under the Camellia brand name before 1998. All the Yunnan Baiyao that possesses the product name Yunnan Paiyao under the Camellia brand in today’s market are not genuine Yunnan Baiyao.

What is the formula composition?

The formula for Yunnan Baiyao is considered as a national treasure by the Chinese government and guarded as a top medical secret. On the original labels of Yunnan Baiyao batches that were previously exported to the USA market, the following formula information was provided. This information is no longer printed on the current packages. Nevertheless, we display it here for your reference.

Supplement Facts Serving size: 0.50g

Amount Per Serving
Proprietary Blend 总成分 500 mg*
Radix Notoginseng 田七 200 mg*
Ajuga Forrestii Diels 散瘀草 85 mg*
Rhizoma Dioscoreae 淮山药 66.5 mg*
Rhizoma Dioscoreae Nipponicae 穿山龙 57.5 mg*
Herba Geranii & Herba Erodii 老鹤草 36 mg*
Dioscoreae Parviflora Ting 苦良姜 30 mg*
Herba Inulae Cappae 白牛胆 25 mg*
* Daily Value not established.

Yunnan Baiyao Capsule: The capsule is more convenient for accurate dosage. 4 g per package in 250 mg 16 capsules. Each package also contains a bonus red pill for internal use in case of serious injury. (The bonus red pill is located right in the center of the blister pack under the foil.)

Please note Yunnan Baiyao powder and YNBY External Analgesic Plaster are currently not available in the USA market.

For adults, take 0.25 g – 0.5 g (1-2 capsules) each time, 4 times daily. The maximal dosage should not exceed 0.5 g once every four hours. For bleeding injuries, it is better to take the powder with warm water; For swelling, take it with wine. The powder can also be applied externally to arrest bleeding.

For children: 2 to 5 years old, take 1/4 the adult dose each time; 5 to 12 years old, take half the adult dose each time each time.

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