Botanical Name: Piperis longi Fructus

Bi Ba

Bi Ba

Category: Warm the Interior & Expel Cold

Taste: Acrid

Temperature: Hot

Channels Entered: Stomach, Large Intestine

Dosage: 1.5-4.5g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated in those with yin deficiency and heat.

Actions & Indications:

  • Warms the middle, disperses cold from the Stomach and Intestines, and alleviates pain: for cold congealing and leading to qi stagnation in the epigastrium and abdomen with such symptoms as nausea, vomiting, belching, acid regurgitation, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain.
  • Applied as a powder for toothache, often with Hu Jiao.