What are some of the ingredients or the list of core ingredients inside of Yunnan Baiyao?
When it comes to the list of core ingredients inside the Yunnan Baiyao capsule no one is for certain. It’s going to really depend on where the treatment is purchased. In China the ingredients of Yunnan Baiyao are heavily protected and guarded. The issue is that when importing to a place like the USA the FDA requires that a core list of ingredients is listed. This is so that consumers have a chance to research the ingredients themselves and see if these are something they feel comfortable putting into their bodies.
Following is a list of core ingredients, but remember this is going to be dependent on where you purchase it. The ingredients can be different or there can even be more included which may or may not prove beneficial to the user.
- Notoginseng 田七 200 mg*
- Ajuga Forrestii Diels 散瘀草 85 mg*
- Rhizoma Dioscoreae 淮山药 66.5 mg*
- Rhizoma Dioscoreae Nipponicae 穿山龙 57.5 mg*
- Herba Geranii & Herba Erodii 老鹤草 36 mg*
- Dioscoreae Parviflora Ting 苦良姜 30 mg*
- Herba Inulae Cappae 白牛胆 25 mg*
- borneol 冰片
Notoginseng is a plant. The leaves, fruit, and flowers are used to make medicine. However, the root is used the most commonly. Be careful not to confuse Notoginseng with other forms of ginseng, such as Panax ginseng, or American ginseng.
Notoginseng is used to stop or slow down bleeding. It is sometimes taken by people who have nosebleeds, vomit up or cough up blood, or find blood in their urine or feces.
Notoginseng is also used to relieve pain; and to reduce swelling and blood pressure. It is also used for chest pain (angina), strokes and bleeding in the brain, build-up of fat in the blood vessels, heart attacks, and some kinds of liver disease. It is also used to improve energy and ability to exercise, to reduce muscle soreness following exercise, and for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Some people apply Notoginseng directly to the skin to stop bleeding, help with bruising or swelling, and to improve blood movement in the muscles.
Boea Clarkean 散瘀草 85 mg*
[Other names] Boea Clarkean; Ajuga pantantha;
Boea Clarkean is used as antipyretic, hemostatic and antioncotic, to remove blood stasis, for the treatment of chronic infantile convulsions, externally for traumatic injury and bleeding.
Frankly speaking, Boea Clarkean has a bitter taste. But it has excellent anti-inflammatory effect, and it is considered as a traditional Chinese medicine that can detoxify and detumescence. There are many kinds of natural anti-inflammatory and bactericidal ingredients in Boea Clarkean. It can relieve pain and kill bacteria, prevent ulceration and accelerate wound healing.
It can accelerate the decomposition and metabolism of endotoxin in human body, and quickly alleviate human swelling and pain. When people have boils, mastitis and mumps and other diseases, Boea Clarkean can be directly sprayed on the outer surface of the skin after crushing.
Chinese Yam 淮山药 66.5 mg*
Researches have showed that Chinese yam can affect the sugar metabolism, regulate immune functions, anti-aging, and promote the digestive functions of stomach and intestines.
Chinese yam contains allantoin, a natural compound that can accelerate the growth of healthy tissue and reduce healing time. Topically, Chinese yam can be applied to ulcers, boils, and abscesses on the skin for treatment. Its leaf juices can also treat scorpion stings and snakebites.
The diosgenin in its roots is a phytoestrogen, a natural, plant-based estrogen. When processed in a lab, diosgenin can be used to manufacture progesterone, although in its original form, Chinese yam doesn’t contain progesterone or other human hormones.
Chinese yam and other wild yam extracts are often promoted to women as a natural alternative to postmenopausal hormone therapy. However, there is no scientific evidence to support claims regarding its safety or effectiveness.
Please Note : Chinse yam can subside a swelling when used externally.
Rhizoma Dioscoreae Nipponicae
1, Promoting blood circulation and dredging collaterals:
Rhizoma Dioscoreae Nipponicae can treat neck, shoulder, waist and leg pain such as fall injury, osteoarthritis, sciatica, disc herniation, cervical spondylosis of shoulder periarthritis, etc. Rhizoma Dioscoreae Nipponicae has the effect of activating blood circulation, anti-inflammation and dredging collaterals. It is a good treatment for carbuncle and swelling.
2, Against Rheumatism
Rhizoma Dioscoreae Nipponicae is effective for rheumatism pain, rheumatism arthralgia, muscle numbness, Kashin-Beck disease, rheumatoid arthritis.
3, Anti-inflammation and cough relief:
It is effective in treating cough and phlegm caused by bronchitis, cor pulmonale, emphysema and other lung diseases. Rhizoma Dioscoreae Nipponicae can play an anti-inflammatory and cough-relieving role, for the emergence of pulmonary diseases have a regulatory role and effect.
4, Promoting digestion
Rhizoma Dioscoreae Nipponicae has good effect on digestion and accumulation of indigestion, diarrhea, hiccups, nausea and vomiting, and stomach distention.
Herba Geranii & Herba Erodii 老鹤草 36 mg*
Cranesbill 老鹤草 36 mg*
Cranesbill is mainly used to treat rheumatism, promote blood circulation and dredge collaterals. It is often used for rheumatism pain, rheumatic paralysis, numbness of limbs and injury caused by falling. It can be taken internally or used externally.
It’s also a very good antibiotic drug that can inhibit many kinds of pathogens, including Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus B, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Catarrhal coccus and influenza A.
Cranesbill has some other effects such as antidiarrh, anticancer.
Inula Copp 白牛胆 25 mg*
Inula Copp is a kind of traditional Chinese medicine which can dispel wind, remove dampness, relieve swelling. Inula Copp is mainly produced in Jiangxi, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces in China. Inula Copp is an excellent medicine for human dysentery and hepatitis, epigastric and abdominal pain, vomiting, hiccup or diarrhea
Borneol is obtained by distillation and recrystallization of the stems and leaves of the Asteraceae or the Lauraceae camphor tree. It can be used for dizziness, eye swelling, throat sore, and ulceration, etc.
Remember the above list of ingredients is primarily for Yunnan Baiyao products important into the United States. The ingredients list might be different in other places, particularly though where the laws are different.