Chinese: Bai Hu Tang

English: White Tiger Decoction

Source: Shanghanlun (Treatise on Cold Damage Diseases)

Pulse: flooding and forceful

Tongue: yellow, dry fur

Abdomen: medium abdominal wall strength

Indications: This herbal formula has been used for patients with following health conditions and symptoms:

  • Severe thirst
  • High fever
  • Profuse sweating
  • Irritability
  • Aversion to heat
  • Red face
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry mouth
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • Bleeding of the gums and nose

There are many other health conditions that may respond well to this herbal formula, in particular patients exhibiting indicative traditional diagnostic signs and symptoms.

Herbs in This Formula

Note: Suggested dosages of each herb in Kampo formulas are often smaller than those of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Individual dosages of herbs may be adjusted depending on each patient’s condition, constitutional patterns, quality of the herbs, and other factors involved.