Bai Xian Pi


Bai Xian Pi in TCM:

Explore the properties of Bai Xian Pi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: dictamnus, dense fruit pittany root bark
Pharmaceutical Name: Cortex Dictamni
Properties: bitter, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: ST, SP

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
clears heat, clears damp, eliminates toxins

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears heat; relieves toxicity; alleviates itching (dermatological disorders caused by damp heat, rashes, sores leaking yellow fluid, pruritis, eczema)
  • Clears damp heat (jaundice, vaginal discharge, painful obstruction)

    Other Notes:
  • The water decoction of Bai Xian Pi has an anti-fungal effect on various fungi
  • A small dose was shown to increase cardiac contractility and output in frogs, and shown to constrict blood vessels in rabbits

  • (cc: deficient cold)