Bei Xie


Bei Xie in TCM:

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

English Name: tokoro
Pharmaceutical Name: Rhizoma Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae
Properties: bitter, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: ST, UB, LV

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
clears heat, clears damp, disperses wind, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Separate pure from turbid (gao lin, damp heat in lower jiao with cloudy urine like rice porridge, vaginal discharge due to excess damp)
  • Expel wind-damp; unblock channels (wind-damp or damp-heat bi syndrome with low back pain, numbness or stiffness of lower extremities)

    Special Notes:
  • In one study of 33 patients, Bei Xie was shown to have an overall effectiveness of 97.6% in treating UTI

  • (cc: KD yin deficiency)