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thousand cypress; cedar; surname nose flame; inflammation; ‑itis
a slice; piece; flake; thin; slice; disc; sheet
simp. and trad.




  1. A brownish-black pill used in traditional Chinese medicine "to remove heat and counteract toxicity, to dispel wind and promote blood circulation, to release inhibited lung-qi and stuffy nose in the treatment of coryza, rhinocnesmus, hot gas to be expired, thick-yellow nasal discharge and hyposmia due to wind-heat attacking the lungs and entering the interior leading to fire and stagnation of qi and blood stasis, acute and chronic rhinitis, or nasosinusitis.

The following ingredients are found in Qianbai Biyan tablets:

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Herba Senecionis Scandentis 千里光 24
Herba Selaginellae 石上柏 40
Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii 羌活 16
Semen Cassiae 决明子 24
Herba Ephedrae 麻黄 81
Rhizoma Chuanxiong 川芎 8
Radix Angelicae Dahuricae 白芷 8


  • State Pharmacopoeia Commission of the PRC (2005). “Pharmacopoeia of The People’s Republic of China (Volume I)”. Chemical Industry Press. →ISBN.