Bai Zhi (White Bird - bai=white, zhi sounds like bird)
The little white bird opened his nasal passages
and smelled pain on the wind.
On the earth below he spied a crying old
woman who was suffering from purulent sores
and luekorrhea. "Let me get her some Bai
Zhi to help dry damp and alleviate
her discharge", thought the bird.
After the bird fetched the Bai Zhi for the old lady he warned her that
overuse could cause (cc: blood or yin deficiency)
and advised (cc: caution if pus drains smoothly
English Name: angelica, dahurican angelica root
Pharmaceutical Name: Radix Angelicae Dahuricae
Properties: acrid, warm
Key Words in this story...
|nasal passages... pain... wind
||expels wind and damp... alleviates pain
|crying... purulent sores
||reduces swelling, expels pus
|dry damp... alleviate her discharge
||dries dampness, alleviates discharge