Bai Hu Tang

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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.

Formula Actions
  • Clears Qi Stage Heat
  • Drains Stomach Fire
  • Generates Fluids
  • Alleviates thirst
  • Yang Ming Jing
  • Qi-level Stomach Heat
  • Jue Yin Heat
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Profuse sweat
  • Generalized weakness
  • Severe chills
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Red face
  • Severe thirst with a strong desire to drink
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Pruritis
  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • Gum bleeding
  • Epistaxis
  • Dry lips
  • Dry tongue
  • Dry mouth
  • May be sensitive to Cold in the upper back
  • Polyuria
  • Delusions
  • 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
  • Meningitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Lobar pneumonia
  • Heat stroke
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Periodontitis
  • Common cold
  • Influenza
  • Hemorrhagic fever
  • Some fevers related to cancers
  • Acute stomatitis
  • Gastritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Epistaxis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • High fever
  • Thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Toothache
  • Measles
  • Erysipelas
  • Scarlet fever
  • Typhoid fever
  • Emotional disorders
  • Eczema
  • Pruritis
  • Gingivitis
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Dermatitis
  • Recalcitrant allergic dermatitis
  • Unrelenting seepage after burns
  • Rheumatism
  • Hepatitis C
  • Psoriasis
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal Fullness and distention
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Eclampsia
  • 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.

More Information Formula Herb

*All granules can be made into capsules. All capsules are sold in pairs of 2 (Two bottle increment).