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avoid; shun; flee; escape; leave; to keep away; to leave; to hide
epidemic; pestilence; plague
adjourn; scatter; leisurely; loosen; powdered medicine; to scatter; to come loose
simp. and trad.




  1. A vermilion powder to be inhaled, as used in traditional Chinese medicine to "expel summer heat and evil factors, to promote resuscitation, to alleviate pain when indicated by symptoms of dizziness, headache, stuffed nose, nausea and vomiting caused by summer heat, carsickness, or seasickness.".

Biwen powder contains the following ingredients:

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Lignum Santali Albi 檀香 156
Herba Lysimachiae Foenum-graeci 灵香草 18
Radix Angelicae Dahuricae 白芷 42
Herba Eragrostis 露水草 180
Rhizoma Curcumae Longae 姜黄 18
Flos Rosae Rugosae 玫瑰花 42
Radix seu Rhizoma Nardostachyos 甘松 18
Flos Caryophylli 丁香 42
Radix Aucklandiae 木香 36
Moschus 麝香 1.4
Borneolum Syntheticum 冰片 138
Cinnabaris 硃砂 662
Mentholum 薄荷脑 138


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