What is Yunnan Baiyao?

Yunnan Baiyao means “White powder from Yunnan” (a province in Southwest China). It is a Chinese herbal compound that can stop internal bleeding in your dog and increase their chances of living a bit longer.

This product may improve your pet’s ability to tolerate surgery; or if that is not an option — to stop the bleeding and reduce swelling and pain while you attempt to increase the dog’s lifespan with non-surgical treatments, such as turkey tail mushroom extract and other supplements.


What Does it Do?

What is truly remarkable is that Yunnan Baiyao has the ability to coagulate the blood and move the blood at the same time. In Chinese medicine terms (TCM), this means that along with its ability to stop bleeding, it also dispels blood stagnation, activates blood circulation, alleviates pain, clears away toxins and disperses swelling. In studies, Yunnan Baiyao is shown to shorten the bleeding time and clotting time and reduce inflammatory response.

There is also a single red pill that is included in the package (or bottle if powdered), called ‘Bao Xian Zi’. It is dubbed the ’emergency’, ‘rescue’, and ‘insurance’ pill.

Yunnan Baiyao capsules complete with a Red Pill

How Can My Dog Benefit From Yunnan Baiyao?

Many veterinarians use Yunnan Baiyao as a natural medicine for dogs that are afflicted with cancers that are linked with bleeding, like internal hemangiosarcomas. It is believed to work by activating the platelets, which are the small blood components that help make blood clot. Blood clots are the first step in a scab.

How Can Yunnan Baiyao Fight My Dog’s Cancer?

It is important to understand that Yunnan Baiyao is not a “cure” for cancer. Rather, if your dog is suffering from a bleeding cancerous tumour, Yunnan Baiyao can significantly help reduce that internal bleeding.

Yunnan Baiyao can help reduce canine cancer symptoms in the following ways:

  • Reducing or completely stopping internal bleeding naturally, especially bleeding from cancerous tumours.
  • Enhance immune system functions.
  • The side effects of hemangiosarcomas.
  • Reduce inflammation from swollen joints and/or arthritis as a result of tumours.
  • Stop bleeding of external wounds (break open the Yunnan Baiyao and sprinkle the powder on the wound quickly).
  • Reduce swelling

Not only is Yunnan Baiyao a great holistic choice for treating internal bleeding as a result of your dog’s cancers, but it has a ton of other benefits as well.

Is Yunnan Baiyao Safe For My Dog?

Yunnan Baiyao (Also known as Yunnan Paiyao) is extremely safe for administration to dogs when recommended by a veterinarian. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a topic widely debated by western medicine practitioners, but most people fail to realise is TCM has been around for thousands of years and still to this day, it is widely used in Asia as a proactive and reactive medicine or dietary supplements.

Western medicine have been known to alleviate symptoms very quickly but with side effects. Traditional Chinese medicine takes a slower approach to healing but with less side effects. Herbal remedies usually takes a few days to see effect but the results can be very effective.

What is the Formula Composition?

To this day, the Yunnan Baiyao formula is kept a state secret and it’s obscure. A main ingredient – Sanqi (Panax notoginseng) is noted by numerous Chinese medicine practitioners. This ingredient is believed to be an agent of anti-bleeding and reducing haemorrhage. All other ingredients are also 100% natural and are not synthesized. In additional, there have been suggestions that the stop bleeding properties of Yunnan Baiyao may be caused by the presence of nanofibers which cause the blood platelets to aggregate, this explains why such a minimal dosage of herbal material can be used for such a helpful effect.

When preparing TCM remedies 100% herbal and natural ingredients are used. As with Yunnan Baiyao it’s ingredients is only a blend of different herbal ingredients. Some ingredients of Yunnan Baiyao include pseudo ginseng , sweet geranium , steamed and raw Sanqi , myrrh and dragon’s blood. The exact formula of this blood healing medicine is still unknown and kept a secret from the general public.

How Much Should I Give My Dog?

Yunnan Baiyao Capsule: The capsule is more convenient for accurate dosage. 4 g per package in 250 mg 16 capsules. Each package also contains a bonus red pill for internal use in case of serious injury. (The bonus red pill is located right in the centre of the blister pack under the foil. It is given during an active bleed/collapse, to prevent them from going into shock.)

  • For dogs under 10 lbs, give 1 capsule by mouth one time a day.
  • For dogs from 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 above 60 lbs, give 2 capsules three times a day.

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.

Where to Buy?

You can purchase Yunnan Baiyao from various retails locally and online:

Further Reading

You can follow the links below to learn more about Yunnan Baiyao and its benefits for your dog with HSA. [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9].

A dog diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma deserves nurturing and kind supportive care, whether or not surgery, or other treatments are attempted. This might include administration of intravenous fluids to keep the dog well-hydrated, Blood transfusions, antibiotics may be appropriate, depending upon the particular dog’s condition. Of course, a clean, warm, safe living environment, a high-quality diet and free access to fresh water are always important to a dog’s comfort and overall well-being.

In Loving Memory of Max Lee

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