Yunnan Baiyao is commonly used to extend the life of dogs (and cats) with bleeding cancers such as hemangiosarcoma or nasal cancer (nosebleeds). Some treatments for cancer, such as Chemotherapy, then to promote bleeding; it makes sense that giving a supplement to promote blood clotting would be a benefit. It is believed that Yunnan Baiyao works by activating the platelets, which are the small blood components that help make the blood clot. Blood clots are the first step in a scab. They are like little plugs or corks in the way that they stop hemorrhage.
Yunnan Baiyao is a prized Chinese Herbal Medicine used primarily to stop bleeding (both internally & externally). It can be used externally on open cuts, wounds and tumors; or, Yunnan Baiyao can be used internally for sever bruising, bleeding ulcers, blood or urine in stools, nosebleeds, tumors and post surgery. Yunnan Baiyao is also used to reduce inflammation, provide pain relief, to tonify the blood (snake bites) and promote healing
Side Effects of Yunnan Baiyao
If the dosage is too high, your dog may experience symptoms similar to dehydration: diarrhea, frequent urination, increased thirst, dry or cracked nose and paws. In very rare instances, there may be an allergic reaction; in which case, please discontinue use.
Dosage Instructions for Yunnan Baiyao
Every dog and every case is unique. Ultimately, you want to find the lowest dosage needed to control bleeding; for some dogs this will be 1 capsule every other day, for others it may be 4 capsules 4x a day.
Please consult with a veterinarian; but, these are the general guidelines:
- For dogs under 10 lbs, give 1 capsule by mouth one time a day
- For dogs 10 to 30 lbs, give 1 capsule by mouth two times a day
- For dogs above 30 but less than 60 lbs, give 2 capsules two times a day
- For dogs about 60 lbs, give 2 capsules three times a day
Amount: 1 package contains 16 capsules, plus one "magic" red capsule (traditionally used for emergencies). The red capsule is located under the foil directly in the middle of the package; it is not in one of the blisters. Each capsule is 250mg or .25g.
*Do not give Yunnan Baiyao on an ongoing basis. It is best to give it on alternating days, or for a 5-day on, 5-day off cycle that repeats. There is some possible evidence that this medicine may elevate liver markers if given daily for prolonged periods of time.
Ingredients Found in Yunnan Baiyao:
The formula for Yunnan Baiyao is considered a national treasure by the Chinese government and is guarded as a top medical secret. On the original labels of Yunnan Baiyao batches that were previously exported to the USA, the following ingredients were provided; this information is no longer printed on the current packages.
- Radix Notoginseng, (田七) - 200 mg
- Ajuga Forrestii Diels, (散瘀草) - 85 mg
- Rhizoma Dioscoreae (淮山药) - 66.5 mg
- Rhizoma Dioscoreae Nipponicae, (穿山龙) - 57.5 mg
- Herba Geranii & Herba Erodii, (老鹤草) - 36 mg
- Dioscoreae Parviflora Ting, (苦良姜) - 30 mg
- Herba Inulae Cappae, (白牛胆) - 25 mg*
*Results May Vary. Not intended for human consumption. Please consult your veterinarian regarding any change in treatment or supplementation. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
It’s giving our fur baby a longer life with us. Thanks
My vet recommended Yunnan Baiyao to help with bleeding related to prostate cancer in my dog. We started on it as soon as she gave us name, we still have some bleeding but with a terminal cancer and expected life 3-6 months something is going right, we have had 8 months and counting. I will take every second!
It has given my dog renewed life. We don’t know if the masses are gone but my dog has certainly rebounded. He is barking when the doorbell rings and growling at the cats again.
I have been giving this medication to my dog for several weeks and have seen positive results
My dog Kendra is doing well taking this herbal remedy. She has nasal cancer that is being managed also with a couple of prescriptions. No nosebleeds with Yunnan Baiyao! Thank you