Yunnan Baiyao for Bleeding Dog Tumors and More


If your dog has hemangiosarcoma, leukemia, or any type of bleeding tumor, you’ll want to know about Yunnan Baiyao (aka Yunnan Paiyao), a Chinese herb that stops bleeding.

Yunnan Baiyao has been used in Asia for more than one hundred years and is considered a miracle drug for wounds and hemorrhage. It first gained recognition by western practitioners during the Vietnam War. The Vietcong carried it with them and took it if they were wounded to stop bleeding and recover more quickly.

It is now recognized as an effective remedy for reducing clotting time by as much as 55%.

The powder form is most appropriate for external applications such as those seen in dogs with skin cancer and mast cell tumors. It is also available in capsule form for internal consumption. Dogs who can expect to benefit the most from this formulation are those with hemangiosarcoma, heart based tumors, liver tumors, mast cell tumors, any bleeding nasal tumor, and some types of melanomas.

Please be cautioned when purchasing this herb. While it’s considered an herbal remedy, some formulations contain ox bile. Ox bile is not something you should give to your dog, so check with the manufacturer to be certain that this is not an ingredient.

Yunnan Baiyao also dramatically reduces recovery time after surgery and can aid in quicker recovery times for dogs who have surgery. It is recommended that it be given to the dog on the day of surgery, and for the following week. During this time, refrain from giving your dog any supplements which may act as anti-coagulants, such as Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin E, garlic, turmeric, and ginger.

It’s also effective for reducing hemorrhagic pericardial effusion (fluid build-up around the heart) which is commonly seen in dogs with hemangiosarcoma.

The recommended dosage is based on weight. For dogs 20 lbs. and under, they should be given one 250 mg. once per day. For dogs weighing 21 – 80 lbs., two capsules per day, one every 12 hours, and for dogs over 90 lbs., 2 every 12 hours. In very severe bleeding cases these dosages can be doubled.

This treatment should be used as first aid only and not administered for a prolonged period of time. Yunnan Baiyao is inexpensive and can be ordered here:

You can find more alternative and holistic treatments for dog cancer in Dog Cancer: The Holistic Answer.

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Dr. Steven Eisen

As a passionate dog lover and pet health advocate, Dr. Steven Eisen teaches others how to improve the health, quality, and longevity of their pet's lives. His holistic perspective raises awareness of how the "status quo", relied upon by millions of pet owners can actually cause sickness and disease. Since receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1982, Dr. Eisen has been retained as an expert and consultant by attorneys, professional heath organizations, governmental institutions, and renowned authorities in the fields of holistic and alternative medicine. His best selling book, Dog Cancer: The Holistic Answer, has helped thousands of dogs live longer lives with a unique, non-toxic approach to healing canine cancer, with information not available in any other single source. Dr. Eisen is also the founder of Dog Cancer Academy.


  1. Patty Lager says:

    My holistic vet recommended Yunnan Baiyao capsules for my Miss Lucky. She takes 5 each day (250 mg pills). Lucky weighs 54 lbs.
    Lucky is scheduled for surgery this Monday (June 7th, 2010). She is having the surgery at a different hospital (not with the holistic vet). The surgeon said she will probably have to stay at the hospital until Wednesday or Thursday. I wonder if I can ask them to continue with the Yunnan Baiyao while she is in the hospital.
    We still don’t know what the mass in her Liver is (I should know on Monday when they biopsy the tissue). I am hoping it is just an abscess, which, to my understanding, is easily treated. However, if it is cancer or a benign tumor, I plan on stating the immune enhancement supplements mentioned in your book (I received your book yesterday). If I do need these supplements, do you suggest I start them right away? She will be recovering from surgery, so I am not sure how well she will feel.
    The vet surgeon gave me the same options you had discussed in your book when Fergie was diagnosed. I have decided that, if it is cancer, I am going to do everything I can to help Lucky recover and heal. Lucky has been there for me during my most difficult times, and I am not going to give up on her.

  2. Hello Patty,

    What a difficult time this is. My heart goes out to you. You have a great attitude and I look forward to hearing about how well Lucky is doing in the coming weeks and months. I will pray for the best.

    I would hold off on the immune supplements until after the surgery as some of them have anti-coagulant properties and could interfere with the clotting properties of the Yunnan Baiyao. Ask the surgeon to continue with the Yunnan Baiyao while she is in the hospital, and continue for one week after the surgery.

    At that time I would implement the food and supplement recommendations in my book as soon as possible.

    Fergie was not completely her old self until a few months after the surgery. Then she had a healing crises where she had diarrhea and was lethargic for a few days. Immediately after that she was totally vibrant again and protecting us by barking at all the things she had before the surgery.

    I hope we get to see the same with Lucky!

    Wishing you and Lucky the best,
    Dr. Steven Eisen

  3. Patty Lager says:

    Thanks for letting me know about Fergie after her surgery. There was much debate whether I wanted to put her through the surgery. She is acting OK now, but I know the mass is there. I don’t want it to get any bigger. I plan on giving Lucky a lot of TLC when she returns home. Any other suggestions to help her recover an heal would be appreciated.

    She is taking flax oil, salmon oil (both omega 3 f.a.) and vitamin E. Her surgery is this Monday. Should I stop these supplements immediately?


  4. Robyn says:

    My yellow lab, Truman (12 years) has a huge cancerous mast in his lower jaw (under tongue, over teeth) that is growing by the day. We tried to have it removed with laser surgery and the tumor came back within days. The vet suggested Yunnan Baiyao powder and capsules. Can you tell me the recommended dose for my 80lb dog? The capsules come in 0.25g. How does this translate to 250 mg? Thank you! I want to help him in his last months. This herb looks amazing.

  5. Janet Moreton says:

    My 10 year old flat-coat was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma in June 2011. Surgery was not an option for us, we wanted her to enjoy her life without surgical intervention. She has suffered about 5 haemorrhages since diagnosis – but her spirit and lust for life keeps her going. I have been supplementing her diet with flaxseed oil, selenium and sardines. I learned about yunnan baiyao from website research – the capsules are difficult to obtain here in the UK, but I have finally found a supplier. I don’t know about dosage for her though. She weighs around 50lb – the tumour is now filling most of her abdominal cavity – can you advise please. I can’t find anyone here in the UK who can offer dosage guidance. I understand that the capsules should not be given with food. My first consignment arrived today, so I want to start her as soon as possible. I know I can’t save her, but I want her to continue to enjoy her life, and quality of life, for as long as possible. I would greatly appreciate any advice you can offer.

  6. Shirley says:

    My seven year old Doberman does not have cropped ears and has recently developed an Aural Hematoma on one ear. The Hematoma has been drained five times over the last two months with an average of about 20cc’s of blood each time. The ear is full again now and was just drained on Monday. We are considering draining it again and trying a compression wrap and are wondering if Yunnan Baiyao given internally could be of benefit? He has no other known health issues other than minor dermatological problems. Thank you in advance for your help.

  7. Janet says:

    Dr. Eisen, My 11 yr “young” (and Healthy) Sheltie has Nasal Carcinoma. He has “successfully” undergone 3 Rad. Treatments on his Nasal Tumor (8/1/11) and is now back to “normal” with eating/exercising/sleeping/outside business, etc. However, his Oncologist told me to expect “nasal bleeding/sneezing” with Nasal Cancer but, she recommended Yunnan Baiyao to stop the bleeding. I purchased it last week (Wed.) and he is on 2 capsules each day. WHEN should he STOP bleeding completely – the bleeding has “lightened” up but, I thought it would completely STOP? He’s been on it for 5 days now. Please advise when possible!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!


    Janet (for Laddie)

  8. Samantha Berlitz says:

    February 2, 2012

    Dr. Eisen, Our 9 year old golden retriever called princess was diagnosed having a mast cell tumor grade II. Actually she is in on treatment with palladia after surgery and mast cells started dying and forming a 10 cms. epidermal scab like a hematoma, over the the dead cells. Then two days ago Princess (our dog) pullet out the scab with her teeth, like trying to let us know she didn’t want a dead tissue in her body, then, she started bleeding. We read in your website about Yunnan Baiyao and we applied for three and the bleeding stopped. Then, we don’t know if we must continuos applying the power, or how often we can do it a day? or if we need to clean the old power to apply the new one. Could you advices please. Thank you very much to let know to the public about this product. Also we heard Yunnan Baiyao helps in the healing process but we don’t know how.

    Sincerely, Samantha

  9. Penny S says:

    Ref. Janet for (Laddie)

    Please tell me what kind of radical treatment for your dogs nasal tumor you are referring too??? Our 12 your old Brittany Spaniel has this same kind of nasal cancer!! We have been working with a Holistic Vet as well as met with an oncologist without many options.. please help me if there is something we have missed!!! We don’t want to lose our otherwise healthy and vibrant girl :(

  10. Ann Stewart says:

    I would like to know where I can order the yunnan baiyao that does not have ox bile in it. I need to order as soon as possible. My dog has a bleeding squamous cell carcinoma in her upper jaw.

  11. Ann Stewart says:

    I would like to know where I can order yunnan baiyao that does not have ox bile in it. Need to order as soon as possible. My dog has oral squamous cell carcinoma in her upper jaw and it bleeds

  12. Denise says:

    I have a scottish terrier that has squamous carcinoma of the lower jaw & I purchased Yunnan baiyao at Chineseherbsdirect. I don’t know if it has ox bile in it. It has stopped the bleeding but the odor is starting to allieviate. Hope this helps, Denise

  13. Ann Stewart says:

    Denise, I ordered from the site that you ordered from. Is there a difference in what kind you can give a dog? The site I ordered from said it was for human consumption. Have I ordered the wrong kind?

  14. Denise says:


    I ordered this herbal from the suggestion of the doctor. I never heard of ox bile being an ingredient. It worked for awhile but we are going to switch to something else. Denise

  15. Ann Stewart says:

    Denise, What else is there that will help? My girl seems to be getting weaker every day and I don’t know anything else to do or try. Ann

  16. Denise says:

    I would ask Dr. Steve. Denise

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