Herb Formulas Notebook

He Xing Bai Hua You

White Flower Oil

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Source: Product information leaflet
Author: Gan Geok Eng / 1927) for Hoe Hin Pak Fah Yeow Manufacturing Ltd

Category: Formulas that are Applied Externally

Pattern: Wind-Heat invasion stagnating Qi in the Channels and Collaterals

Key Symptoms: Headache, stuffy head, nasal congestion, dizziness, cough, muscular aches and pains
Secondary Symptoms: Motion sickness, insect bites

Dong Qing You 40% (Wintergreen Oil)
Bo He Nao 30% (Menthol Crystal)
An Ye You 18% (Eucalyptus Leaf Oil)
Zhang Nao 6% (Camphor)
Xun Yi Cao 6% (Lavender Oil)

Preparation: Commercial product. Apply 2-3 drops on the affected area and massage gently. Repeat up to once every two hours. For congestion it can be inhaled by placing 2-3 drops on a handkerchief and inhaling deeply.

Actions: Moves Qi and Blood, alleviates pain and itching, clears Heat, expels Wind

Contraindications: Avoid contact with mucous membranes. Do not use during pregnancy, on infants, or on children with flu, chicken pox or a fever

Another similar product Zi Hua Yao, Purple Flower Oil, by Hong Kong Zi Hua Pharmaceuticals Ltd, appears to have similar ingredients and indications but only lists Menthol 35%, Eucalyptus oil 10% and Methyl Salicylate 15% plus that favourite of Chinese ingredients "etc" but judging by the purple color and pictures of lavender on the box it is probably a significant proportion of the remainder.

Research Links:
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Journal of Chinese Medicine
American Dragon

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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.