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BI YAN PIAN,
Nose Inflammation Pills
Herbal Supplement for Nasal and Sinus Support
BI YAN PIAN is one of the most trusted remedies in the TCM pharmacopeia. It's chief ingredient is Xanthium, known as CANG ER ZI in Chinese medicine texts. The English plant name is cocklebur. Though it is often used for nasal congestion and runny nose due to common Wind-Cold, the use of xanthium in the formula makes BI YAN PIAN most useful for nasal conditions due to allergies. CANG ER ZI (xanthium seed) is one of the principle herbs used for allergies. It appears to relieve allergic sensitivity in many people. CANG ER ZI is also widely used to reduce itching.
Two other herbs in the formula are used as decongestants. Magnolia bud (XIN YI HUA) and Angelica dahurica (BAI ZHI), combine with the xanthium to create a powerful nasal decongesting effect.
Though BI YAN PIAN contains several herbs that Clear Heat, anecdotal reports about it's effectiveness for sinus infections are mixed. It can easily be combined with stronger heat clearing herbal products such as GAN MAO LING or ZONG GAN LING in cases of inflammation or infection.
Chinese herbs can be used together with pharmaceutical antibiotics, both to boost effectiveness and to reduce the chance of reoccurrence. To do this, the pharmaceutical drug and the herbal drug are taken together. When the course of antibiotics is finished, the herbal medicine is continued for about a week.
Be careful when choosing a brand of BIYAN PIAN. At least one brand, imported from China has been found to contain high levels of mercury. Other brands made in China have contained artificial dyes or unlisted pharmaceutical ingredients. Plum Flower brand, though also an import, is generally regarded as superior and safer than other imported brands. Dr. Shen's Sinus & Nose Pills, and Health Concerns' Nasal Tabs are made and tested in the USA, and are likely to be made with better raw materials than comparable Chinese imports.
When to Use BI YAN PIAN
- Nasal Discharge
- Stuffed Nose
- Sinus Congestion
- Frontal Headache
The TCM Functions of BIYAN PIAN
- Dispels Wind-Cold
- Dispels Wind-Heat
- Opens The Nasal Passages
When Not to Use BI YAN PIAN: Safety and Cautions
Patent Medicine version has been known to contain unlisted drugs
Could create nasal dryness.
Pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.
BI YAN PIAN is intended for health care professionals or for those knowledgeable of Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. Self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't usually recommended. Best to Find a Practitioner Near You or Start an E-mail Consultation now.
BI YAN PIAN Dosage
5 tablets, 3 times a day, or as prescribed.
Best on an empty stomach
BI YAN PIAN Ingredients
- CANG ER ZI, Xanthium sibiricum fruit
- XIN YI HUA, Nagnolia biondii flower
- LIAN QIAO, Forsythia suspensa fruit,
- FANG FENG, Saposhnikovia divaricata root
- BAI ZHI, Angelica dahurica root
- ZHI MU, Anemarrhena asphodeloides rhizome
- GAN CAO, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, licorice root
- JING JIE, Schizonepeta tenuifolia herb
- YE JU HUA, Wild Chrysanthemum indicum flower
- WU WEI ZI, Schisandra chinensis fruit
- JIE GENG, Platycodon grandiflorum root.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.