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Zhe Bei Mu (Thunberg Fritillaria Bulb)

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Cold Zhe Bei Mu (Fritillariae Thunbergii Bulbus)
Bitter, Cold
Fritillariae Thunbergii Bulbus
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Zhè bèi mŭ
Shell Mother from Zhejiang


  • Transforms Phlegm Heat and Stops cough
    One of the best herbs for stopping coughs due to exterior pathogen or interior disharmony. For productive cough due to acute Lung Heat pattern
  • Clears Heat and Disperses Nodules
    For neck swellings, scrofula, sores, carbuncles, goiter, and breast and lung abscesses. For sores and abscesses that have not ulcerated especially in the neck and breast area.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use with Wu Tou
  • Do not use in cases of Cold or Damp

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted


  • 10-20 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 4.5-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)

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)