Yunnan Baiyao was invented in 1902 by Dr. Qu Huanzhang in Yunnan, China. In China, Yunnan Baiyao is a household name as first-aid for small cuts or bruise.† One may simply apply the Yunnan Baiyao powder topically or swallow the powder.
In the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) terms, Yunnan Baiyao disperses blood stasis, activates blood circulation, and thus supports a normal homeostasis of blood clotting.
Yunnan Baiyao is so prized in China that the exact ingredients and production procedure of Yunnan Baiyao remains state secrets of China. It is believed that the main Chinese herb is San Qi, or called Tien Chi, Panax pseudoginseng, Panax notoginseng, Notoginseng.
Currently, Yunnan Baiyao is only legitimately produced by Yunnan Baiyao Group Co. Ltd, one of the top state pharmaceutical companies in China.
The formula for Yunnan Baiyao is considered as a national treasure by the Chinese government and guarded as a top medical secret. On the original labels of Yunnan Baiyao batches that were previously exported to the USA market, the following formula information was provided. This information is no longer printed on the current packages. Nevertheless, we display it here for your reference.