Pinyin: xie bai
ENGLISH NAME: Bakeri
LATIN NAME: Allii Macrostemonis Bulbus
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
Channels Entered: Large Intestine, Stomach, Lung
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Opens Yang Qi, Disperses Stagnation due to Cold Phlegm
2. Moves Qi and Eliminates Stagnation
5 to 10 grams in decoction, powder, or pills. Xie Bai may be used either internally or topically.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use of Xie Bai is not recommended in cases where there is qi deficiency but no stagnation, or for patients with poor appetIte.
• Those who are hypersensitive to Xie Bai should avoid using lt.