Xie Bai San
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Xie Bai San #2268

Pin Ying Name: Xie Bai San

English Name: Drain The White Decoction

Chinese Name: 瀉白散

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Dry-fried Cx. Mori Chao Sang Bai Pi 10-30g

Drains stagnant Heat from the Lungs and stops cough and wheezing.

With Di Gu Pi and Gan Cao, for cough with thick sputum, fever, irritability and thirst due to Phlegm-Heat Obstructing the Lungs.

Cx. Lycii Radicis Di Gu Pi 10-30g

Cools the Blood, clears Deficiency Fire, clears Heat, clears Lung Heat and stops cough.

With Sang Bai Pi, for Lung Heat cough or wheezing.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao 1-30g

Moistens the Lungs, resolves Phlegm, stops cough, clears Heat, relieves Fire toxicity and harmonizes.

Sm. Oryzae Geng Mi 8-30g

Protects the Stomach from the Cold properties of the other herbs.

Formula Actions
  • Drains (Hidden) Heat from the Lungs
  • Calms wheezing (asthma)
  • Stops coughing
  • Relieves dyspnea
  • Liver Fire Scorches the Lungs
  • Lung Heat
  • Cough due to Yin Deficiency caused by Lung Heat
  • Children who alternate between Excess and Deficiency
Clinical Manifestations
  • Coughing (high and clear sounding)
  • Wheezing
  • Fever
  • Skin that feels hot to the touch
  • Symptoms worse in the late afternoon
  • Dry mouth
  • Little or difficult to expectorate sputum
  • Burning pain in the chest and hypochondrium
  • Yellow sputum
  • Hemoptysis
  • A warm steaming sensation from the skin that is most prominent in the late afternoon
  • Maybe constipation
  • Impatience
  • Dry throat
  • Hurried respiration leading to dyspnea
  • Irritability
  • Dyspnea
  • Afternoon fever
  • Anhidrosis
  • Dizziness
  • Conjunctival congestion
  • Dry, bitter taste in the mouth
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Thready and rapid - maybe wiry
  • Inverted menses (nosebleed during menstruation)
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Upper respiratory tract bleeding
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pertussis
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis (initial stage)
  • Pleurisy
  • Pneumonitis from measles
  • Mild asthmatic cough
  • Herpes simplex
  • Epistaxis
  • Rosacea
  • Cough
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Constipation
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Dyspnea
  • Epstein-Barr virus syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Acute tonsillitis
  • Chronic tonsillitis
  • Asthma
  • Infantile measles
  • Infantile pneumonia
  • Tracheitis
  • Common cold
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Loffler’s Syndrome
  • Tropical eosinophilia
  • Early-stage measles
  • Urticaria
  • Hemoptysis
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Lung cancer
  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis
  • Contraindicated for those with coughing and wheezing from Wind-Cold, Wind-Heat or Damp-Phlegm.
  • Modify to protect the Spleen from the Cold herbs.