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Introduction To Phellodendron Bark (huang bo)









Phellodendron Bark (huang bo)

Cortex Phellodedri


Properties: Bitter in flavour, cold in nature, it acts on the kidney, bladder, large intestine channels. The bitter and cold properties purges the heat. It is capable of clearing away the damp-heat in the lower-jiao and purging away the ministrial fire. It is indicated for the syndromes of jaundice, dysentery and diarrhea due to damp-heat, and the diseases caused by deficiency of kidney-yin and hyperactivity of the ministrial fire.

Effects: Clearing heat, dampness and fire, and detoxicating.


1. For treating the diseases of fever, night sweating, spermatorrhea caused by deficiency of kidney-yin and hyperactivity of ministrial fire, it is used in combination with anemarrhena rhizome, remannia root to nourish Yin and relieve fire, known as Zhi Bai Dihuang Wan (Bolus of Anenarrhena and Phellodendron).

2.  For treating jaundice due to damp-heat, it is used in combination with coptis root, capejasmine fruit to normalize the function of the gallbladder and clear the jaundice. In cases of diarrhea due to damp-heat in the large intestine, it is used in combination with coptis root, pulsatilla root to clear heat, and dampness, eliminate heat from the blood and stop diarrhea. For treating the diseases of stranguria, profuse leukorrhea, pruritus vulvae and arthritis caused by the damp-heat in the lower-jiao ,it is used in combination with atractylodes rhizome known as Er Miao San (Powder of Two Wonderful Drugs) to remove the damp-heat in the lower-jiao.

3.  For treating suppurative infections on the body surface, such as boils, sores, eczema caused b noxious heat, it is used in combination with the drugs for clearing away heat, detoxicating, removing dampness and relieving itching, such as coptis root, flavescent sophora root.

Dosage and Administration: 5-10g. Use the salt water-baked preparation for treating the hyperactivity of fire due to Yin-deficiency.




For the convenience of customers, we offer the Phellodendron Bark (huang bo) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 6 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Phellodendron Bark (huang bo) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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