Bai Xian Pi – Dictamnus – Cortex Dictamni

Bai Xian Pi

English Name: dense fruit dittany wood bark, dictamnus

Literal Translation: “white fresh bark”

Pharmaceutical Name: Cortex Dictamni

Medica Category: Heat-Clearing and Toxin-Eliminating Herbs

Properties: Bai Xian Pi enters the Spleen and stomach channels; it is bitter in nature and cold in temperature.

What is Bai Xian Pi?:

The Chinese Herb Bai Xian Pi is the dried inner bark of the dense fruit dittany (Dictamnus dasycarpus Turcz.), a flowering woodland perennial native to many warmer, sub-tropical climes (including China).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Bai Xian Pi:

Bai Xian Pi clears heat and removes toxins to address various disorders of the skin (e.g. sores, carbuncles, eczema etc…) and of the genital region (e.g. vaginal pruritus, swelling and pain in the genital region (with profuse oozing of fluids and ulceration of lesions), stringuria, etc…) with damp-heat as their root cause.

Bai Xian Pi clears damp-heat to address jaundice as well as pain in the joints.