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Kuan Dong Hua (Coltsfoot Flower)

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Warm Kuan Dong Hua (Tussilaginis Farfarae Flos)
Spicy, Warm
Tussilaginis Farfarae Flos
Tone Marks:
kuăn dōng huā
Welcome Winter Flower


  • Moistens Lungs, Descends Qi, Stops Cough, and Transforms Phlegm
    For cough and wheeze due to Cold, Heat or Yin Deficiency and chronic cough with blood streaked sputum.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Use with caution for cough due to heat
  • Use with caution in cases with lung abscesses or pus and blood in the sputum

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • Overdose can cause irritability, restlessness, excitation, and increased respiration.
  • Long term use may increase risk for Liver Cancer


  • 5-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 4.5-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: