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BI YAN Pills (BI YAN PIAN), Authentic Patent Medicine

ActiveHerb Technology Inc.

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BI YAN PIAN for Nasal and Sinus Support

Authentic version

Beware. There are many counterfeit versions of BI YAN on the market.

At least one brand has been found to contain high levels of mercury.  Other brands made in China have contained artificial dyes or unlisted pharmaceutical ingredients.  The ActiveHerb brand is well tested, pure, and made with concentrated herb granules.

Though there are several different formulas sold under the name BI YAN PIAN or BI YAN WAN, all are based on the traditional formula CANG ER ZI SAN. For a similar product made in the USA, and batch tested for heavy metals, try:

Dr. Shen's Sinus & Nose Pills or Health Concerns' Nasal Tabs

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.  The English plant name is cocklebur seed.  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. 


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.



If in teapill form, take 8 teapills, 3X a day, or as prescribed.

If in tablet form, take 3-4 tablets, 3 times a day

Best on an empty stomach

Plum flower BI YAN PIAN Ingredients

  1. CANG ER ZI, Xanthium sibiricum fruit
  2. XIN YI HUA, Nagnolia biondii flower
  3. LIAN QIAO, Forsythia suspensa fruit,
  4. FANG FENG, Saposhnikovia divaricata root
  5. BAI ZHI, Angelica dahurica root
  6. ZHI MU, Anemarrhena asphodeloides rhizome
  7. GAN CAO, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, licorice root
  8. JING JIE, Schizonepeta tenuifolia herb
  9. YE JU HUA, Wild Chrysanthemum indicum flower
  10. WU WEI ZI, Schisandra chinensis fruit
  11. 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. 


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