What is Huang Bo?
, which is also called Cortex Phellodendri
, the name of traditional Chinese medicine. Huang Bo is the dry bark of Phellodendron chinense Schneid
. Known as "Chuan Huangbai". After peeling off the bark, remove the rough bark and dry it in the sun.
Cortex Phellodendri is bitter and clears cold, dryness and subsidence, and enters the kidney and urinary bladder channels. It not only clears excess heat (fire) and detoxifies heat, but also dries dampness and dehumidification toxins to detoxify dampness and heat, and clears kidney fire (phase fire) to relieve asthenic heat. It is an important medicine for treating damp-heat-fire-toxin, and it is widely used in diseases of damp-heat-fire-toxin. Compared with Coptis chinensis, it has weaker heat-clearing and damp-drying power, and its effect is more on the kidney and the bladder of the lower energizer. It integrates clearing excess fire, damp heat, and reducing asthenia heat, and is suitable for all excess heat, fire poison, damp heat, and asthenia heat.
Types of Huang Bo
Chuan Huang Bo
Chuan Huang Bo is the dry bark of Rutaceae Phellodendron japonica. Alkali content should not be less than 0.34%. Chuan Huang Bo has the effects of clearing away heat and dampness, protecting the liver and gallbladder, purging fire and detoxifying, and can treat yellow turbidity and foul smell in leukorrhea caused by betting with damp heat, as well as short red urine caused by damp heat in the bladder hot pain.
Guan Huang Bo
Guan Huang Bo is the dry bark of the Phellodendron amurense tree of Rutaceae. It is mainly produced in Liaoning, Jilin and Hebei. Cortex base shall not be less than 0.30%. Guanhuangbo has the functions of clearing away heat and dampness, purging fire and removing steam, detoxifying and treating sores, etc.
Growth environment of Huang Bo
Huangbo mostly grows in miscellaneous forests in mountains or along the banks of mountain valleys. It has strong adaptability, likes sunshine, and is resistant to severe cold. It is suitable for planting in plains or low hills, roadsides, houses, and places with better water and soil near streams and rivers.
Huangbo is mainly produced in the provinces of Northeast China and North China. It is also distributed in Henan, northern Anhui, and Ningxia, and a small amount is planted in Inner Mongolia. Also in Korea, Japan, Russia (Far East), also in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
Processing methods of Huang Bo
Collection and processing
Huang Bo is the dry bark of Rutaceae Phellodendron chinense Schneid. After peeling off the bark, remove the rough bark and dry it in the sun.
Take the original medicinal material, wash it with water, moisten it thoroughly, shred it, and dry it.
Salt Huang Bo
Take the Huang Bo silk, mix well with salt water, moisten it slightly, fry it dry with a slow fire, take it out, and let it cool. For every 100kg of Huang Bo, use 2kg of salt.
Wine Huang Bo
Take the Huang Bo silk, mix well with rice wine, moisten it slightly, fry it dry with a slow fire, take it out, and let it cool. For every 100kg of Huang Bo, use 10kg of rice wine.
Huang Bo Carbon
Take the Huang Bo silk, put it in a hot pot, and stir-fry it until the surface is burnt black. Burnt brown inside. Spray a little water to extinguish the sparks, take it out, let it dry in time, and let it cool thoroughly.
Huang Bai TCM
The dry bark of the plant.
Bitter in the mouth, cold in nature.
Return Kidney, bladder channel.
Huang Bo has the effects of clearing away heat and dampness, purging fire and removing steam, detoxifying and treating sores.
Huang Bo is used for damp-heat diarrhea, jaundice and red urine, vaginal itching, hot stranguria and astringent pain, beriberi and flaccidity, bone steaming and labor-heat, night sweats, spermatorrhea, sores and swollen toxins, eczema and eczema. Salt Phellodendron nourishes yin and reduces fire. For hyperactivity of fire due to yin deficiency, night sweat and bone steam.
Traits and characteristics
Huang Bo is plate-shaped or shallow groove-shaped, with different lengths and widths, and a thickness of 1-6mm. The outer surface is yellowish brown or yellowish brown, flat or with longitudinal grooves, and some visible lenticels and residual taupe rough skin; the inner surface is dark yellow or light brown, with fine longitudinal ribs. Light in body, hard in quality, fibrous in cross-section, layered in lobes, dark yellow. Slight gas, extremely bitter taste, sticky when chewed.
(1) "Treatise on Febrile Diseases": Cortex Phellodendri, Gardenia, Licorice. Treat typhoid fever with yellow body and fever.
(2) "Fu Qingzhu's Gynecology": Cortex Phellodendri, Chinese Yam, Plantago Seed, Gorgon Seed, Ginkgo. Governance of damp-heat in the lower Jiao, white turbid leukorrhea.
3~12g. Appropriate amount for external use.
Huang Bo is bitter cold and hurts the stomach, and it is contraindicated for those with spleen and stomach deficiency.
"Handbook of Commonly Used Chinese Medicines in Clinical Practice": Phellodendron Phellodendri is bitter and cold, clears away heat and dampness, has strong purging fire and detoxification, returns to the kidney and bladder meridian, and is better than clearing dampness and heat in the lower energizer.
Huang Bai benefits
1. Huang Bo belongs to the kidney and bladder meridians, has the effect of clearing away heat and dampness, and is good at clearing dampness and heat in the lower energizer. Yellow and other symptoms.
2. Huang Bo also has the function of purging fire and steaming, and can purify kidney fire. It can be used to treat five upset fever, hot flashes and night sweats caused by yin deficiency and fire excess. It also has a certain therapeutic effect on men's nocturnal emission.
3. Huang Bo can also detoxify and treat sores, and it is mostly used clinically to treat carbuncles and sores caused by excessive heat and toxins.
Huang Bai side effects
Huang Bo may cause gastrointestinal reactions such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea.
A small number of patients may cause allergic reactions such as skin rash and itching after taking Huang Bo.
Therefore, if the patient has adverse symptoms after taking Huang Bo, he needs to stop the medicine in time and inform the doctor. The doctor will appropriately adjust the dosage of the medicine according to the progress of the patient's condition to minimize the risk of taking the medicine.
Huang Bo uses
When Huang Bo decoction is taken orally, the usual dosage is 3-12g.
Huang Bo Green Beans Soup
Raw materials: 10 grams of Huang Bo, 250 grams of mung beans, a little sugar.
Method: decoct Huang Bo in water to remove slag, add mung beans and cook until overcooked, add sugar, take it cold, and take it at will.
Function: clearing away dampness and heat, purging fire and detoxifying.
Huang Llian Huang Qin Huang Bo Decoction
Coptis 10 grams, Huang Bo 12 grams, Scutellaria baicalensis 15 grams, coffee 100 grams, sugar amount.
Decoct the first three flavors in water, remove the dregs to get the juice, add coffee, add sugar, take 20ml each time, 4 times a day.
Prepare an appropriate amount of salvia miltiorrhiza and Huang Bo, soak the above medicinal materials together in white wine, and then seal the container for storage. Generally, it can be drunk after soaking for about seven days. But pay attention to the amount of drinking and whether you can drink it or not, you need to follow the doctor's advice.
For external use of Huang Bo, grind appropriate amount of Huang Bo into powder and apply to the affected area, or wash the affected area with decoction of Huang Bo.
How to choose Huang Bo?
Real Huang Bo
The appearance is slightly curved plate-like, with irregular edges, different lengths and widths, about 2-5 mm thick, the cork has peeled off, the outer surface is yellowish-brown or yellowish-brown, with longitudinal ridges and brown lenticels; the texture is hard and Light, easy to break, fibrous cross-section, lobed and layered, bright yellow; smells faint, tastes extremely bitter.
Fake Huang Bo: The Tuberous Roots of Sweet Potatoes
The shape is irregular flakes or filaments, the thickness is thinner than the real product, artificially dyed yellow, the surface is smooth, without longitudinal grooves; the texture is crisp, the cross-section is powdery, light yellow; the smell is also faint, but the taste is light Not bitter, but slightly sweet.
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