The Legend of Yunan Baiyao Powder

Yunan Baiyao is a Chinese herbal powder which is regarded in Chinese Medicine as the world’s #1 remedy for stop bleeding. It it also a wound healing accelerator. This remedy is something that I always keep in all my first aid kits and also available for sale at Miami Acupuncture Therapy.

There is an old Chinese legend on how this remedy was discovered. I do not know if it is true or not, but it is certainly fun to listen to:

Once upon a time, a few hundred years ago, there was a hunter in the forest with bow and arrow. He saw a large white tiger and shot it with the arrow. The wounded tiger began limping away. The hunter followed at a safe distance, as the wounded tiger was still too dangerous, waiting for the tiger to weaken and die.

After a little while, the tiger stopped, took a bite out of some plants, chewed it, and then licked it onto the wound. Shorty after, the tiger recovered and was able to get away from the hunter. The hunter later went back to examine the plant which the tiger has used. And that is the legend of how yunan baiyao was discovered.