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Yunnan Baiyao Capsules and Powder

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Yunnan Baiyao (Jiaonang = Capsules) Herbal Supplement for Bleeding & Pain Relief Yunnan Baiyao stops Bleeding & provides Pain Relief
This antiseptic, hemostatic powder stops bleeding, supports circulation in the body and relieves minor aches and pains. This antiseptic, hemostatic powder stops bleeding, supports circulation in the body and relieves minor aches and pains.

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What is Yunnan Baiyao?

Yunnan Baiyao(云南白药), a.k.a. yunnan paiyao, yun nan bai-yao, yunan bai yao, yunan paiyao, yunnan pai-yao, hunnan baiyao, yuhnahn pie yow, White Medicine from Yunnan, has been extensively used in Asia for many years. It is famous for being carried in their first aid kits by the Vietcong during the Vietnam War. It has been used by Chinese soldiers for hundreds of years.

TCM Function:
Stops bleeding, disperses stagnant blood, activates blood circulation, alleviates pain.

Apply topically as an emergency or first aid medicine to stop bleeding in simple wounds. Take internally to support the health of the circulatory and immune systems.

Yunnan Baiyao does not turn off pain centers in the brain, but instead facilitates circulation, bringing oxygen to the injury.

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About Hemangiosarcoma and Bleeding Tumors in Animals

Hemangiosarcoma is a very deadly cancer in dogs, mainly Goldens and German Shepherds, which generally isn't diagnosed until the dog is near death, collapses or dies. This sort of cancer is genetic, hereditary, and it runs in bloodlines. It causes a tumor in the heart (also seen in the spleen, and other organs) that leads to fluid build-up in the pericardium.

Note: Yunnan Baiyao's primary purpose hemostatic- to help stop bleeding. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We recommend that you consult with a Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner, physician, or veterinarian before using any products or if you have any questions regarding your health or the health of your pet.

For general Canine Cancer information:

TESTIMONIAL (Veterinary):

"Yunnan Baiyao has been found to be beneficial in both our oncology and emergency patients for many reasons. Patients with excessive bleeding caused by trauma, hemorrhagic pericardial effusion, bleeding skin tumors, and hemorrhagic abdominal effusion may benefit from this Chinese herbal supplement. Patients with single or multiple internal masses are prone to bleeding or can sometimes rupture causing a large amount of blood to build up in the abdomen. The patients we expect to benefit the most from this product include: hemangiosarcoma, heart based tumors, liver tumors, mast cell tumors, any bleeding nasal tumor, and some types of melanomas. Unfortunately most tumors have the potential to bleed either due to their type and/or location. We have been using both the oral and topical form of the Yunnan Baiyao.

The red pills are used for acute bleeding or discovery of acute bleeding. We have recently started using the red pill on the day of surgery, such as stable splenectomies. If the red pill is used in acute emergencies, we will start the regular capsules 2-6 hours later. We dose our pets as follows: Cats and dogs <10 lbs 1EOD, dogs 11-20 lbs 1 every 24 hours, 21-89 lbs 1 every 12 hours, >90 lbs 2 every 12 hours.

With some cases as they progress in their disease, the tumors grow larger, or the bleeding/oozing is more frequent we may have the owners increase the frequency to every 6-8 hours. "

Tessa Bowers, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
Vienna, VA.

Editor's Note: These testimonials are provided as anecdotal evidence of successful treatment using Yunnan Baiyao. The dosages stated are not clinically supported/tested by Western medicine/pharmaceutical standards nor endorsed by the manufacturer (who provides no dosage information for animals).


"Dear Modern Herb Shop,

It's with a very heavy heart, that we are letting you know that our very special Golden Retreiver, Saige, passed away this morning peacefully here at home with both of us by her side.

Saige was diagnosed with hemangiosarcomo October 24, 2009 by a highly regarded specialized vet hospital. There was a tumor on her heart that caused blood to collect between the heart and the pericardium. The blood was drawn off from the sack between her heart and the pericardium. Her life expectancy according to the vet at that time was 5 minutes to 3 months maximum. She was with us 4 months - and those 4 months were very good - normal activity, eating and all bodily functions performing perfectly normal. We are of firm belief that the capsules - Yunnan Baiyao - had a very positive affect on her condition. We're of strong conviction that Yunnan Baiyo's affect on controlling bleeding was a strong factor in her being with us as long as she was - especially with her being her happy - playful - loving self right up to early this morning.

Thank you so much for your excellent customer service - prompt shipments, care and concern - during this very trying time for us.

Bruce and Diane Fowler"

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Suggested Dosages and How to Use

Dosages (human) according to the manufacturer:

Take 0.25 to 0.5 gram (1 to 2 capsules), 4x day. In general, not for long term use.
Do not exceed 0.5 g, once every four hours.
In cases of bleeding, mix with water and drink.
In cases of swelling without bleeding, mix with wine.
Children age 2 to 5 years, 0.03 g each time.
Children over 5 years, 0.06 g each time.

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.

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 more compatible foods. If taking Yunnan Baiyao makes you dizzy or upsets your stomach, take it with warm soup.

Veterinary Application:

(recommendation from this article Yunnan Baiyao-Where's the Clinical Evidence? (2006)
Lynelle Graham, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVA University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences)
As with many herbal therapies, dose ranges of Yunnan Baiyao are poorly defined and widely variable. Dosing is often 'to effect' and may vary depending on the cause of the bleeding. The following dose recommendations have been gathered from a variety of sources, including VIN postings, the CAVM list discussions, textbooks and continuing education talks:

Animal Suggested Dosage
Dog open 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 1/4 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
Cat open capsule and sprinkle on superficial wounds, bleeding tumors, etc. 1/2 -1 capsule P.O. twice a day, adjusting appropriately
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
Horse open 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
Yunnan Baiyao is gaining popularity as a herbal medicine to support EIPH in horses. The following information on dosage for race horses was copied from www.racetowin.ca. It has not been verified and is provided only for its informational content.
Suggested Use: The day before competition, give 1 full bottle of the Yunnan Baiyao powder, AM & PM, but save the red pills. On the morning of competition give 1 full bottle of the powder again saving the red pill. Then at the Lasix shot use the 4th bottle of Yunnan Baiyao powder. At this time give all the 4 red pills that you have saved to the horse.
Special Note: If the horse has bled thru everything that vets, herbs, vitamins, acupuncture can do, you may try 2 bottles at a time.

Do not take while pregnant or nursing. In general use, 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.

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References | More Information

Listed below are some links to information about Yunnan Baiyao/Paiyao on other websites.The Modern Herb Shop does not endorse, recommend, or support the veracity of any information on this site or those mentioned below, and merely seeks to educate the reader. If you have relevant information about Yunnan Baiyao that you feel is of interest to people reading this site, please send the link to support@modernherbshop.com. Thank you!
Canine Cancer Links
A Path with Paws:
Integrative and holistic methods for treating cancer in dogs and cats

Lena McCullough, DVM and Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist maintains a comprehensive blog with a wealth of holistic information on cancer treatment and care. This blog is updated regularly.
Georgia's Legacy and
Georgia's Legacy Blog
Georgia's Legacy's mission is to raise awareness of canine cancer and provide information, resource referral and emotional support to anyone whose life has been touched by this devastating disease.
Dog Cancer Blog Hawaiian veterinarian Dr. Dressler writes this blog and offers a free booklet The Dog Cancer Diet on his website.
http://caninecancerawareness.org/ general Canine Cancer information
http://www.smilingblueskies.com/ provides a wealth of information, resources, and support for canine cancer
http://www.charlesloopsdvm.com/ Charles Loops is a homeopathic veterinarian who gives telephone consultations and specializes in treating cancer using the principles of homeopathic medicine.
Mushroom Lengthens Survival Time in Dogs With Cancer Study conducted by two University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine faculty
More Information about Yunnan Baiyao
Yunnan Baiyao Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinese Herbal Remedies: Yunnan Paiyao posted by the State University of New York, Albany
Asian Health Secrets Letha Hadady writes extensively aboutYunnan Baiyao in her blog, and also devotes an entire chapter to it in her book. Here is a summary she writes about the benefits of Yunnan Baiyao (Yunnan Paiyao).
Scientific Papers and Studies
Yunnan Baiyao: Miracle Herb for Your Clinic Jodie Gruenstern, DVM, CVA, CVFT
Integrative Veterinary Care Journal
From IVC Issue: V4I1
Single Agent Polysaccharopeptide Delays Metastases and Improves Survival in Naturally Occurring Hemangiosarcoma Dorothy Cimino Brown and Jennifer ReetzVeterinary Clinical Investigations Center, Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine and University of Pennsylvania, 3900 Delancey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6010, Accepted 25 July 2012
The effect of herbal supplementation on the severity of exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage TS Eppa1, P McDonougha1, DJ Padillaa1, JH Coxa2, DC Poolea1 and HH Ericksona1 c1
a1 Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
a2 Department of Clinical Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Article by Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS. Copyright, 2007.
Yunnan Baiyao-Where's the Clinical Evidence? (2006) Lynelle Graham, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVA University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Yunnan Paiyao: Uses for injury and surgery; gastro-intestinal, respiratory, and urogenital disorders Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon
The effect of Yunnan Baiyao on reduction of intra-operative bleeding of the patients undergoing transurethral resection of prostate Li NC, Pan BN, Wang HJ, Li HZ, Wei Q, Wang XH, Cai SL, Gan WM, Na YQ.
Institute of Urology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China.
this website There are a number of published medical papers at this website, (PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.)
If you enter "Yunnan Baiyao" in the search bar you will find them. Below are links to two of them.
Effects of Yunnan Baiyao on peri-operative bleeding of patients undergoing cervical open-door laminoplasty: a multi-center randomized double-blind placebo-control trial OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of Yunnan Baiyao on peri-operative bleeding of the patients undergoing cervical open-door laminoplasty.
CONCLUSION: Yunnan Baiyao is effective and safe in reducing the amount of intra-operative bleeding of cervical open-door laminoplasty.

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.

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About the Manufacturer and Ingredients

Currently, Yunnan Baiyao is only legitimately produced by Yunnan Baiyao Group Co., Ltd, one of the top state pharmaceutical companies in China.

tian qi (Radix Notoginseng) 40.0 %
san yu cao (Herba Ajuga Forrestii) 17.0%
shan yao (Rhizoma Dioscoreae) 13.3%
chuan shan long (Rhizoma Dioscoreae Nippon.) 11.5%
lao he cao (Herba Geranii) 7.2%
ku liang jiang (Rhizoma Dioscoreae Parviflora) 6.0%
bai niu dan (Herba Inulae Cappae) 5.0%

This formula does not contain ox bile. It is our opinion that the belief that this product contains ox bile came through confusion over the name of the listed ingredient, Innula Cappa (Bai Nui Dan) whose Chinese name translates to "White Ox Gallbladder". Please also see this article by Lena McCoullough, DVM, on the origin of the interest in ox bile and her belief that it will do no harm, whether it is included or not.

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products listed on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information here is presented for educational purposes only and is not designed to replace medical treatment and diagnosis.We recommend that you consult with a Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner, physician, or veterinarian before using any products or if you have any questions regarding your health or the health of your pet.