Bai Hu Tang
Pin Ying Name: Bai Hu Tang
English Name: White Tiger Decoction
Chinese Name: 白虎湯
Herbs & Actions
|Pharmaceutical Latin||Pin Yin||Actions|
|Gypsum Fibrosum||Shi Gao||
Clears Heat, drains Fire.
With Zhi Mu, clears Heat from the Lungs and Stomach to alleviate irritability, moisten Dryness, and enrich Yin.
|Hb. Dendrobii||Shi Hu||
May substitute for Shi Gao.
|Rz. Anemarrhenae||Zhi Mu||
Clears Heat from the Qi Stage, Lung and Stomach, nourishes Yin, moistens Dryness and generates fluids.
|Fried Rx. Glycyrrhizae||Zhi Gan Cao||
Tonifies the Spleen and augments Qi and Moderates and harmonizes the properties of other herbs.
With Geng Mi, benefits the Stomach, protects fluids and prevents the extremely cold properties of the other herbs from injuring the Middle Jiao.
|Rx. Glycyrrhizae||Gao Cao||
May substitute for Zhi Gan Cao for its ability to generate fluids and quench thirst.
|Fr. Oryzae||Geng Mi||
Tonifies Yang, tonifies Qi , stops restlessness, generates fluids and stops thirst.
- Clears Qi Stage Heat
- Drains Stomach Fire
- Generates Fluids
- Alleviates thirst
- Yang Ming Jing
- Qi-level Stomach Heat
- Jue Yin Heat
- High fever
- Profuse sweat
- Generalized weakness
- Severe chills
- Aversion to Heat
- Red face
- Severe thirst with a strong desire to drink
- Gum bleeding
- Dry lips
- Dry tongue
- Dry mouth
- May be sensitive to Cold in the upper back
- Eye congestion
- Burning sensation on the skin
- Abdominal fullness without resistance
- Dry, course skin
- May be heavy labored breathing
- Delirious speech (serious cases)
- T: Red tip and sides
- C: Yellow, dry or white
- P:Flooding and forceful or Large and forceless or Slippery and rapid
- Encephalitis B
- Lobar pneumonia
- Heat stroke
- Diabetes mellitus
- Common cold
- Hemorrhagic fever
- Some fevers related to cancers
- Acute stomatitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Bronchial asthma
- High fever
- Thrombocytopenic purpura
- Profuse perspiration
- Scarlet fever
- Typhoid fever
- Emotional disorders
- Recalcitrant allergic dermatitis
- Unrelenting seepage after burns
- Hepatitis C
- Abdominal Fullness and distention
- Contraindicated for those with fever due to Spleen and Stomach Yin Deficiency manifesting as fever, spontaneous sweat, extreme fatigue, aversion to Wind, and a Deficiency floating pulse
- Contraindicated for those with True Cold and False Heat manifesting fever with a desire for warmth, no desire to drink, agitated movements of the limbs in an otherwise subdued patient and flooding, weak pulse.
- Contraindicated for those with Yang Ming Fu.
- Use caution for those with a floating, wiry and thin pulse.
- Use caution for those with a submerged pulse.
- Use caution for those with absence of thirst.
- Use caution for those with absence of sweating.