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Huang Bo

Phellodendron Bark | 黃柏
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SKU P1050

Ingredient: Phellodendron stem bark (huang bo).

FUNCTIONS: Dispels heat, dries dampness, purges fire, removes toxin, cleanses deficiency-heat, clears damp heat especially from lower jiao.*

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Mandarin: 黃柏
Pin-Yin: Huang Bo
English: Phellodendron
Korean: 황백
Romaji: Obaku
Kanji: 黄柏
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Phellodendri Cortex


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Bitter, cold

Channels Entered:

  • Kidney, bladder

Herb Actions:

  • Drains damp heat from lower burner
  • Drains kidney fire
  • Drains fire and resolves fire toxicity



  • Not recommended for illness due to cold from deficiency.

Commonly Found In:

  • Anemarrhena, Phellodendron & Rehmannia Formula, Coptis & Scute Combination, Pinellia & Gastrodia Combination, etc.


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