Yunnan Baiyao

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The next step is to be able to utilize the drug properly to treat conditions like bleeding and other bodily symptoms, such as pain and swelling the natural way. Also, don’t forget about its role in managing cancer in dogs and ailments in other animal species.

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Yunnan Baiyao has been around for a long time, ever since 1902 when it was created by a doctor named Qu Huan Zhang in the Province of Yunnan. After its invention it became obvious that the treatment was one of the best if not the best overall formula in order to prevent traumatic bleeding as well as stop infections from happening. Then and now the treatment is considered one of the most important remedies to have in a first aid kit or someone’s medicine cabinet.

During the 1970’s, there was a reported usage of the drug by Vietnamese soldiers. The U.S. military observed that these soldiers carry a small powder-filled bottle around their necks. Later, it was revealed that the product inside the bottle is used in the event the soldiers are injured, whether by knife or gun shot. The first clinical research about the drug started in the early part of the 1980’s.

The main benefit The Yunnan Baiyao offers is it helps to stop bleeding from serious wounds, some of which would be life threatening otherwise. It can be used internally, meaning it can be ingested, but in the case of a serious wound the contents can be applied directly to a wound in order to stop bleeding.

The ability of Yunnan Baiyao to prevent and stop bleeding has stirred the attention and interest of Western practitioners. There seem no questions about this – the drug is affordable, convenient, quite effective and safe to use.

How To Use It (Human Applications)

Internal Indications:
External Indications:
  • Chronic stomachache, gastric & bleeding ulcers
  • Sore and swelling throat
  • Gynecological blood stasis, including amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, menorrhagia, uterine bleeding and leucorrhoea,and postpartum blood stasis.
  • Hemoptysis caused by bronchitis, pneumonia, bronchiectasia, and tuberculosis
  • Nosebleed
  • Blood in urine or stool.
  • Hemangiosarcoma, nasal tumors, and other bleeding tumors in dogs, cats, and horses
  • Acute traumatic bleeding
  • Knife wounds
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Hot or oozing sores
  • Poisoned sores
Use is contraindicated in individuals with allergic reaction to Yunnan Baiyao. It is also contraindicated internally for pregnant women.

Dosages (human) according to the manufacturer:


  1. Take 0.25 to 0.5 gram (1 to 2 capsules), 4x day. In general, do not take internally for more than three or four days.
  2. Do not exceed 0.5 g, once every four hours.
  3. In cases of bleeding, mix with water and drink.
  4. In cases of swelling without bleeding, mix with wine.
  5. Children age 2 to 5 years, 0.03 g each time.
  6. Children over 5 years, 0.06 g each time.

Before surgery: Take 1 red pill and 2 capsules.
After surgery: Take 2 capsules 2x daily for several days. Do not take Yunnan Baiyao for more than 1-2 weeks. It can be weakening over a period of time. If necessary, combine with a tonic formula such as mushroom extracts or neutral ginsengs.

Apply directly to bleeding wound (clean first, and bandage afterwards).
In deep or wide wounds, squeeze cut together, pour powder on, and apply pressure or keep closed for 1 to 2 minutes, or until bleeding has stopped.

About the red pill: The manufacturer recommends that one take the single red pill (bao xian zi) be taken in cases of serious wounds or bleeding. This is used to prevent shock from blood loss. It does not stop bleeding. Use only one red pill per day. Ingredients are unknown. The red pill is very small and located in a tiny dimple in the center of the foil sheet of capsules (1 red pill per sheet of 16 capsules). In the bottle of powder, the red pill is encased in the wad of cotton found when you open the bottle.

Notes: Avoid consuming cold foods, like fish, broad beans, citrus (sour) and dairy. Yunnan Baiyao has a warming quality while these foods have a cooling quality. Cold foods require strong digestion as well. Therefore to achieve the best results when taking Yunnan Baiyao, they should not be combined together.Other hot consumables, like alcohol, chicken and goat meat are indicated as promoting the healing effects. If taking Yunnan Baiyao makes you dizzy or upsets your stomach, take it with warm soup. Take with a sip of wine to treat chronic gastritis.

About the ingredients: Although the ingredients are still secret, the two main herbs are raw and steamed tienchi ginseng. The raw form is cooling, the steamed form is warming. It is the combination of the two forms, along with other herbs, that make Yunnan Baiyao a balanced and powerful "drug" for pain and injury. The ingredient list may vary. The product we sell includes: Tienchi ginseng root, ajuga forrestii diels plant, Chinese yam root, Dioscorea nipponica Makino root, Erodium stephanianum & Geranium wilfordii plant, Dioscoreae parviflora ting root, Inula cappa plant. To the best of our knowledge, this formula does not contain ox bile.

Veterinary Application

AnimalSuggested Dosage
Dogopen capsule and sprinkle on superficial wounds, bleeding tumors, etc.
one (250 mg) capsule per 10 kg, once to twice a day
one capsule per 5 kg daily, given as divided doses, if possible ¼ tsp per 5-7 kg, OR 60-75 mg/kg, at least once a day
75-100 mg/kg daily, given as divided doses
<15 kg = 1 capsule P.O. twice a day
15-30 kg = 2 capsules P.O. twice a day
>30 = 2 capsules P.O. three times a day
Catopen capsule and sprinkle on superficial wounds, bleeding tumors, etc. ½ -1 capsule P.O. twice a day, adjusting appropriately
Horseopen capsule and sprinkle on superficial wounds, bleeding tumors, etc.
1 bottle (4 gm) P.O. three times a day with water
2 bottles P.O. twice a day for six days, then 1 bottle twice a day for six days
Bird(400-1000gm) open capsule and sprinkle on superficial wounds, bleeding tumors, etc.
one (250 mg) capsule dissolved in water, given by oral gavage, once a day

Yunnan Baiyao For Dogs

These days though one of the primary discussions is about Yunnan Baiyao use for dogs. People really care about their dogs and consider them to be a part of the family. As you know dogs aren’t able to use a lot of the medication treatments that people might use for certain conditions. As a result when a dog suffers from something, such as various forms of cancer, then they’ll be limited to risky treatment procedures that can leave them feeling depleted. Yunnan Baiyao is something that can prove an effective alternative for dogs in this regard.

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