Bi Yan Pian is a traditional Chinese herbal formula, extracted in pure water and then dried into granules. The product is made from a mixture of cocklebur fruit, vulan magnolia flower, weeping forsythia fruit, fang feng root, Anemarrhena asphodeloides rhizome, Chinese licorice root, Japanese catnip herb, Chrysanthemum indicum flower, five-flavor berry fruit, and Chinese bellflower root.
Bi Yan Pian translates from Chinese as "nasal inflammation tablets." It is a combination formula of Chinese herbs that is used for stuffy or runny nose, sinus inflammation, and allergies. Some sources say that Bi Yan Pian is effective for symptoms caused by the common cold or flu.
According to some sources, Bi Yan Pian has a bitter taste and may cause dryness if used long-term.
More studies are needed before conclusions can be made on the effectiveness of Bi Yan Pian for any condition.
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Bi Yan Pian product: Xanthium sibiricum fruit (cang er zi), Magnolia denudata flower (xin yi hua), Forsythia suspensa fruit (lian qiao), Ledebouriella divaricata root (fang feng), Angelica dahurica root (bai zhi), Anemarrhena asphodeloides rhizome (zhi mu), Glycyrrhiza uralensis root (gan cao), Schizonepeta tenuifolia herb (jing jie), Chrysanthemum indicum flower (ye ju hua), Schisandra chinensis fruit, and Platycodon grandiflorum root (jie geng).
Breathe Easy® herbal tea preparation: Breathe Easy®(containing licorice root 300mg, eucalyptus leaf 285mg, bitter fennel fruit 255mg, Bi Yan Pian dry aqueous extract (8:1) 120mg, along with a proprietary blend (540mg) of peppermint leaf, calendula flower, pleurisy root, ginger rhizome, and sometimes honey).
These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.