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Yunnan Baiyao recall?

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i just received a call from an alarmed friend from the backwoods of eastern kentucky that the price of this legendary medicine has recently sky rocketed and is becoming harder to purchase.

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There is a Hong Kong recall, but not on the mainland. If his distributor is there the price may be higher.

 

The issue is over the use of Fuzi/aconite. Yes its poisonous and taken in large amounts can be fatal. That being said it has been used a main herb within the Chinese pharmacopoeia since the first appearance of the Shennong Bencao Jing/神农本草經. The amounts a person ingests from a Yunnan Baiyao pill are minute and the proper use of the pill (Yunnan Baiyao is a two part formulation with a powder and a pill) is for acute emergency situations. To die from the toxicity of the pills you need to be popping them like Tic-Tacs (little mints).

 

Fuzi is a strong Yang tonic and helps maintain a person's core metabolic function and temperature when experiencing shock due to blood loss or haemorrhaging.

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