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Chinese Herbal Remedies

Yunnan Paiyao

Uses

Yunnan Baiyao/Paiyao is a considered both antihemmoragic and anticoagulant. Yunan Paiyao is used for major and minor trauma. It will eliminate that ugly haematoma from view in a few hours and from touch in a day. YP works very well on rashes, such as Poison Ivy or Poison Oak. It reduces the healing time for breaks and fractures quite significantly, as well. The Chinese also use YP for the treatment of ulcers.

The Chinese consider Yunnan Paiyao to be hot, so avoid consuming cold foods, like fish, citrus and dairy. Other hot consumables, like alcohol, chicken and goat meat are indicated as promoting the healing effects. (I find it interesting that the cold items tend to be chaelating agents, which remove the Yunnan Paiyao from the system.)

Adverse Reactions

Allergic reactions have been observed occasionally.
Stop using the drug and the reaction will soon subside.

Contraindications

Use is contraindicated in individuals with allergic reaction to Yunnan Paiyao.
It is also contraindicated for pregnant women.

Ingredients

Pseudoginseng (Panax notoginseng)
Chinese Yam (Dioscorea opposita)
Yam rhizome (Dioscorea hypolglauca)
Sweet Geranium (Erodium stephanianum)
Galangal rhizome (Alpinia officinarum)

Presentations

Yunnan Paiyao is available numerous forms, including:
    Jar - the problem with the small jars is that the YP oxidizes readily, loosing potency quickly after opening,
at the top sits the Red shock pill.
    Capsule - The casule comes in a sheet of 16 plus the shock pill
    Liquid - I suspect that this would be good for rashes, like Poison Ivy
    Aerosol - Comes with one or two spray cans,
White... Regular YP, and
Red... YP Baoxianye, the spray version of the shock pill.

Modalities

Oral
Done most easily with the capsule form, but basically take one capsule (1/4 teaspoon), 4 times daily - especially good for surgery and broken bones.
Topical - Plaster
Open a capsule and empty the contents onto the cut or bruise. Cover the site with a bandage and go back to work. This is usually quite effective.
Topical - Paste
For bruises and rashes this is a very effective modality. Empty the contents of one capsule into a shallow dish and add a very small amount of potable alcohol, such as vodka, or Chinese rice wine, to dissolve the powder. Apply the resulting paste with a finger tip, swab or the like. The results should be evident in a few hours. Reapply as needed.
Topical - Aerosol
Spray on site

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