Bi Yan Pian is a Chinese herbal medicine for
rhinitis (irritation and inflammation of the nose).
It is known to help relieve rhinitis and sinusitis
symptoms such as nasal congestion and stuffy nose with
phlegm. Rhinitis is usually associated with colds
and flu, and can be caused by airborne irritants, viruses,
or bacteria which trigger the release of histamine.
Histamine dilates the blood vessels in the nose and
sinuses, causing swollen membranes and excessive fluid.
Clinical Dosage: Administer half an hour before,
or one hour after eating. In the initial phases,
dosage may be increased to 4-6 tablets every 2-4 hours,
then reduced to a maintenance dose as the formula takes
effect. May be used medium-term for a few weeks to
a few months. If administered alone for acute
symptoms, it is usually taken up to a couple of weeks.
Standard dosage: 3-4 tablets, 3 times per day.
Ingredients: Xanthium sibiricum fruit, Magnolia
biondii flower, Forsythia suspensa fruit, Saposhnikovia
divaricata root, Angelica dahurica root, Anemarrhena
asphodeloides rhizome, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root,
Schizonepeta tenuifolia herb, Chrysanthemum indicum
flower, Schisandra chinensis fruit, and Platycodon
Ingredients (Pin Yin): Cang er zi, Xin yi hua,
Lian qiao, Fang feng, Bai zhi, Zhi mu, Gan cao, Jing jie,
Ye ju hua, Wu wei zi, Jie geng.
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose,
Magnesium stearate, Talcum, and Hypromellose.