Herb 4 of 9 in Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Sheng Ban Xia Shown
Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
- Dries Dampness and Resolves Phlegm
For conditions where the Spleen can not properly transform damp and phlegm, it then accumulates in the Lungs with symptoms such as cough with profuse sputum.
- Descends Rebellious Stomach Qi and Harmonizes the Stomach
For nausea and vomiting caused by deficiency or heat in the stomach, obstruction of phlegm, or pregnancy.
- Dissipates Nodules and Disperses Phlegm Stagnation
For various types of nodules and swellings such as Plum Pit Qi (Globus Hystericus), scrofula, and goiter. Also for congestion, pain, pressure, or stagnation in the chest and epigastric regions.
- Topically Heals Sores, Skin Ulcerations, Carbuncles, and Breast Abscesses
Powdered Ban Xia can be combined with egg whites for this purpose.
Contraindications and Cautions
- Do not use in cases with dry cough or bleeding caused by Yin Deficiency, or with sore throat caused by heat.
- Do not in Hot Phlegm conditions
- Ban Xia is incompatible with Wou Tou
- This section is being researched, and is not completed.
Toxicity and Overdose
- This herb is considered toxic (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity).
This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:
This herb is incompatible with:
Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
Cao Wu (Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii Preparata)
Chuan Wu (Radix Aconiti Preparata)