Yunnan Baiyao

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Yunnan Baiyao

What is Yunnan Baiyao (YNBY)?

Yunnan Baiyo is one of the most famous Chinese herbal formulas, developed by Dr. Qu Huangzhang in 1902. The formula was developed during the war in Yunnan Province. Dr. Qu supported Chinese military during the war in 1930s with this formula for its dramatic effects in treating wounds. After the war, the name of this formula became well known all over the country. The formula recipe has been a highly kept secret after being “donated” to the Chinese government in 1955. The Chinese government revealed certain ingredients so the product would be approved for sale in the USA.

YNBY is known for its effects to stop bleeding, decrease inflammation and increase healing of trauma. It can be used both topically and orally. It comes as a powder, tincture, spray, paste, patch, and even tooth paste.

What’s the evidence?

Numerous studies have been done to test the efficacy of YNBY. The current evidence shows it is most effective for local hemorrhages (uterine, gastrointestinal, nasal, etc.) and ulcers (gastrointestinal, skin, etc.). Also, it has potential anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and immune-supportive effects.

What are the common indications in pets?

We use YNBY most commonly for cancers with a tendency to bleed (hemangiosarcoma, splenic tumors, and bleeding anal gland tumors), trauma, hemorrhagic disease (such as gastrointestinal ulcers, ear hematoma, coagulopathies), etc.