Herb 18 of 19 in Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Spicy, Bitter, Cool, Slightly Toxic
- Transforms Phlegm, Stops Cough and Wheeze
For cough and wheezing with profuse sputum associated with acute bronchitis. For cough and wheezing with thin mucous or used alone for chronic bronchitis.
- Disperses Nodules and Dissolves Phlegm
For scrofula, nodules and hardening due to hardening of Phlegm
- Reduces Edema, Promotes Urination, Promotes Water Circulation
For edema of the upper abdomen, face, eyes, and extremities. Strongly treats Water Stagnation
Contraindications and Cautions
- Use with caution during pregnancy
- Use with caution in cases with Cold and Deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach
- 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).
- 5-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
- 5-10 grams in decoction (Bensky)