Bai Wei by Bio Essence is an herb that cools the blood and reduces heat from deficiency without injuring the yin fluids or blood, vents pathogens, facilitates urination.
Pattern: Heat from deficiency, toxic sores
Channels Entered: Lung, stomach, kidney
Contraindications: This herb has relatively strong cardiotonic properties, and an overdose (30-45g) can provoke toxic reactions.
Symptoms: palpitations, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and salivation.
Chinese Symptomology: Yin-deficient fever, persistent summertime fever in children, postpartum fever, lingering fever as the sequela of a warm-heat pathogen disease that injures the blood or yin, hot or painful bloody urinary dribbling especially before or after giving birth, toxic sores, swollen and painful throat, and snakebite.
Ingredients: Bai Wei - Cynanchum Atrati Radix.
Taste: bitter, salty