Xie Bai


Xie Bai in TCM:

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

English Name: bakeri, long-stamen onion bulb
Pharmacuetical Name: Bulbus Allii Macrostemonis
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: LU, LI, ST

Flavors: bitter, pungent

Special Properties:
circulates qi, disperses cold, clears damp, resolves phlegm

Actions / Indications:
  • Unblocks yang qi; dispels cold phlegm (chest bi: damp-cold painful obstruction of the chest due to cold turbid phlegm congealing and blocking yang qi; pain in chest, cold stagnation with epigastric fullness, distension, abdominal pain;flank, upper back; dyspnea, cough, wheeze, SOB, stifling sensation in chest; blood stasis in HT channel with stabbing pain)
  • Promotes movement of qi; Reduces stagnation (damp stagnation in Large Intestine with dysenteric disorders, diarrhea or dysentary with rectal tenesmus)
  • (cc: qi deficiency)
  • (cc: not for long term use with peptic ulcers)

    Special Notes:
  • Pharmacologically Xie Bai is an antibiotic that also inhibits clotting time. Use with caution with Warfarin, Heparin, Enoxaparin, etc...