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Bai He (Lily Bulb)

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This traditional Chinese herb, also known as "Lily Bulb," is known for its ability to support healthy digestion and promote overall well-being. Our premium-grade Bai He is sourced directly from China and is guaranteed to be of the highest quality. Bai He is known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it can also be used to alleviate digestive discomfort, support a healthy immune system, and also support mental and respiratory health. Try it today in the form of tea, tincture, or as a culinary herb, and experience the difference in your body's natural balance.

High Quality Bai He: what does it look like?

High quality Bai He (Lilium brownii) is a dried bulb that is white in color, with a mild, sweet aroma. 

How is Bai He prepared and processed?

Bai He is an herb native to China, Japan, and Korea. The optimal growing conditions for Bai He include: full sun, well-drained soil, and a moist environment. The plant prefers a cool climate and temperatures between 10 and 25 °C (50 and 77 °F).

The Bai He plant is a perennial herb that grows from a bulb. It has long, narrow leaves and produces white, fragrant flowers on tall stalks. The bulbs of the plant are used for medicinal purposes and known for their cooling properties and to moisten the lung and stop coughing.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Bai He is processed by cleaning, peeling, slicing and then drying. The dried slices can be used for decoctions, powders, or pills. The dried lily bulb is also often made into a tea.

Popular Recipe for Bai He

One of the most popular recipes for Bai He is in chicken soup, a simple yet flavorful dish that highlights the herb's unique taste and aroma. 


  • 1 lb of chicken breast or thigh meat, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup of Bai He (lily bulb), washed and chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water or chicken broth to cover the ingredients


  1. In a pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic and stir fry until fragrant.
  3. Add the chicken meat to the pot and stir fry until it turns white.
  4. Add the chopped Bai He (lily bulb) to the pot and stir fry for 1-2 minutes until it is wilted.
  5. Add enough water or chicken broth to cover the ingredients.
  6. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the Bai He is tender.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve the Bai He and chicken soup hot as a main dish or as a side dish.

Note: You can also add other ingredients such as mushrooms, vegetables, or meat to the dish to make it more substantial.

As with Ai Ye, Bai He is not commonly used in Western cuisine and can be hard to find. It's also considered a medicinal herb and some people may be allergic to it, so it's important to use it with caution and under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

It’s important to note that this is a general guideline and it’s always best to consult with a healthcare professional or herbalist to determine the right dosage and usage for you.

Safety Precautions for the use of Bai He

 While it is considered safe when used as directed, there are some general safety precautions to keep in mind when using Bai He:

  • Consult a qualified healthcare professional before using Bai He, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or a history of allergies.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dosage on the product label.
  • Bai He may interact with certain medications, such as blood thinners and blood pressure medication, so consult with a healthcare professional before using if you are on any medications.
  • Keep Bai He away from children and pets, as it can be dangerous if ingested in large amounts.
  • Do not use Bai He for long periods of time, as it may cause liver damage or allergic reactions.
  • Bai He should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care. If you experience any adverse reactions, seek immediate medical attention.

Other Information About Bai He

Bai He (Lily Bulb); Lilium brownii var. viridulum Baker; Bulbus Lilii 
Properties: Sweet, Slightly Cold
Channels Entered: Lung, Heart

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