Chinese Herb: Xuan Fu Hua (Inula Flower), Inulae Flos
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Chinese Herb: Xuan Fu Hua (Inula Flower), Inulae Flos

Herb 7 of 9 in Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold

Slightly Warm Xuan Fu Hua (Inulae Flos)
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Warm
Inulae Flos
Tone Marks:
xuàn fù huā
Upturned Flower

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Reduces Phlegm, Regulates Water Circulation
    For accumulation of phlegm and fluids in the lungs. Treats symptoms of coughing, or wheezing along with stubborn phlegm that is white or yellow
  • Descends Qi, Stops Vomiting
    For vomiting, nausea, hiccups, and belching due to Rebellious Stomach Qi caused by phlegm accumulation

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use for dry cough due to Yin Deficiency
  • Do not use for loose stools due to Spleen Deficiency

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • Allergic reactions are possible after repeated exposure to the skin, including contact dermatitis, pruritis, and diarrhea
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-10 grams in decoction while wrapped in cheesecloth (Chen)
  • 3-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: