Xie Bai

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Name: Macrostem Onion (薤白)

Pinyin: Xie Bai

Pharm. Name: Bulbus Allii






Acrid, Bitter

Activate yang and dissipate nodulation, move qi, and relieve stagnation.

Large Intestine, Lung, Stomach, Heart

4-10g 30-60g (Fresh)



It is the essential herb of chest impediment for its actions of dispersing congealing cold and activating yang. For chest pain and fullness due to cold-phlegm accumulation and chest yang deficiency, it is usually combined with the herbs of moving qi and soothing chest, resolving phlegm and dissipating nodulation, warming, and activating heart-yang. For gastroabdominal stuffiness, distension, and pain caused by stomach cold and qi stagnation, it is usually combined with the middle-energizer-warming and qi-moving herbs such as Gao Liang Jiang, Mu Xiang, and Sha Ren.

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