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Qian Hu (Hogfennel Root)

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Slightly Cold Qian Hu (Radix Peucedani)
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Radix Peucedani
Tone Marks:
qián hú
Before Barbarians


  • Directs Qi Down, Dispels Phlegm
    For cough and wheezing with thick copious difficult to expectorate sputum, and chest oppression
  • Disperses and Dispels Wind-Heat
    For headache and cough with symptoms of Wind-Heat pattern

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Use with caution in cases who take blood thinning medication. Qian Hu has known anti-platelet action
  • Do not use in cases with cough due to Yin Deficiency Fire
  • Do not use for cough and wheezing with cold, thin mucous

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

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


  • 6-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 3-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)


  1. Bai Qian (Radix Et Rhizoma Cynanchi Baiqian)
  2. Qian Hu (Radix Peucedani)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: