Yunnan Baiyao
( Yunnan Baiyao Capsule )
Yunnan Baiyao
(Yunnan Baiyao Capsule )
4 g (250 mg x 16 cap) | Item #: AH175C
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What does it do?
How to use it?
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Yunnan Baiyao (Yunnan Paiyao, Yun Nan Bai Yao, 云南白药) is the best-known household Chinese medicine in China used to stop bleeding and promote healing from minor wounds or internal injuries.
What does it do?
Yunnan Baiyao was invented in 1902 by Dr. Qu Huanzhang in Yunnan, China. Over the past 100 years, Yunnan Baiyao made its name in the battle grounds of Chinese fighting against Japanese invasion in World War II and of the Vietcong fighting against USA during the Vietnam War by saving soldiers' lives from wounds.

In China, Yunnan Baiyao may be used as first-aid for any kind of traumatic injury or internal bleeding, whether one has a small cut, bruise, swelling, an internal injury from accidents or fighting, or bleeding from surgery etc. One may simply pour the Yunnan Baiyao powder on to the cut and/or swallow the powder.

In the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) terms, Yunnan Baiyao stops bleeding, disperses blood stasis, activates blood circulation, alleviates pain, clears away toxins, and reduces swelling. In studies, Yunnan Baiyao is shown to shorten the bleeding time and clotting time.

Doctors in China also let patients take Yunnan Baiyao before surgeries (0 to 5 days) because studies show that Yunnan Baiyao can reduce the amount of bleeding during operation.1,2 When applied after operation, Yunnan Baiyao may promote healing from the wound.

The exact ingredients and production procedure of Yunnan Baiyao are still state secrets of China. It is believed that the main Chinese herb is San Qi, or called Tien Chi, Panax pseudoginseng, Panax notoginseng, Notoginseng.

Currently, Yunnan Baiyao is only legitimately produced by Yunnan Baiyao Group Co., Ltd, one of the top state pharmaceutical companies in China. It was produced and exported to USA under the Camellia brand name before 1998. All the Yunnan Baiyao that possesses the product name Yunnan Paiyao under the Camellia brand in today's market are not genuine Yunnan Baiyao.


Tang ZL et al., Effects of the preoperative administration of Yunnan Baiyao capsules on intraoperative blood loss in bimaxillary orthognathic surgery: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Mar;38(3):261-6.
Pan SF et al., Effects of Yunnan Baiyao on peri-operative bleeding of patients undergoing cervical open-door laminoplasty: a multi-center randomized double-blind placebo-control trial. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2006 Jul 18;86(27):1888-90.
The formula for Yunnan Baiyao is considered as a national treasure by the Chinese government and guarded as a top medical secret. Nevertheless, on the label of Yunnan Baiyao batches that are exported to the USA market, the following formula information is provided.

Supplement Facts Serving size: 0.50g

Proprietary Blend
Ajuga Forrestii Diels
Dioscoreae Parviflora Ting
Herba Geranii & Herba Erodii
Herba Inulae Cappae
Radix Notoginseng
Rhizoma Dioscoreae Nipponicae
Rhizoma Dioscoreae

Amount Per Serving
500 mg*
85 mg*
30 mg*
36 mg*
25 mg*
200 mg*
57.5 mg*
66.5 mg*
* Daily Value not established.

Yunnan Baiyao Capsule: The capsule is more convenient for accurate dosage. 4 g per package in 250 mg 16 capsules. Each package also contains a bonus red pill for internal use in case of serious injury. (The bonus red pill is located right in the center of the blister pack under the foil.)

Please note Yunnan Baiyao powder and YNBY External Analgesic Plaster are currently not available in the USA market.
How to use it?
For adults, take 0.25 g - 0.5 g (1-2 capsules) each time, 4 times daily. The maximal dosage should not exceed 0.5 g once every four hours. For bleeding injuries, it is better to take the powder with warm water; For swelling, take it with wine. The powder can also be applied externally to arrest bleeding.

For children: 2 to 5 years old, take 1/4 the adult dose each time; 5 to 12 years old, take half the adult dose each time each time.


Side effects

Yunnan Baiyao has been safely used with few adverse effects when it is used as directed.


1. Not for use during pregnancy.


Yunnan Baiyao is gluten free


Do not take Yunnan Baiyao if you are allergic to it.
If conditions do not improve or even get worsen after 3 days, discontinue it.
Not suitable for people with severe irregular heartbeat.
For best results, avoid consuming fish, beef, lamb, beans, and cold food at the same time.
Keep out of touch of children.
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