Bi Xie (aka Bei Xie) - Damp: Promote Urination and Relieve PUD
UB, LV, ST (9-15g)


Bei Xie / Bi Xie
- Bay's Yay
After a windy rain storm overflows and unblocks the channels the Bay's Yay floods and they have to separate the pure from turbid.

English Name: tokoro
Pharmaceutical Name: Rhizoma Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae
Properties: bitter, neutral

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
separates the pure from turbid separate pure from turbid
windy rain storm overflows and unblocks the channels expel wind-damp; unblocks channels


      Bei Xie Actions and Indications
  • Separate pure from turbid (gao lin, damp heat in lower jiao with cloudy urine like rice porridge, vaginal discharge due to excess damp)
  • Expel wind-damp; unblock channels (wind-damp or damp-heat bi syndrome with low back pain, numbness or stiffness of lower extremities)
  • (cc: KD yin deficiency)
    Special Notes:
  • In one study of 33 patients, Bei Xie was shown to have an overall effectiveness of 97.6% in treating UTI

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