Kuan Dong Hua (Coltsfoot Flower)

Kuan Dong Hua (Coltsfoot Flower)

Herb 2 of 12 in Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing

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

  • 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & 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

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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

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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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