Kun Bu (Kelp, Eckloniae Thallus)

Kun Bu (Kelp, Eckloniae Thallus)

Herb 11 of 19 in Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat

Cold Kun Bu (Ecklonia Kurome)
Channels:
KI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Salty, Cold
Latin:
Ecklonia Kurome
Chinese:
昆布
Tone Marks:
kūn bù
Alt Names:
Laminaria
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Dissolves Phlegm and Softens Hardness
    For nodules in the neck, scrofula, goiter, along with palpable abdominal masses, liver and spleen enlargement, and a swollen painful scrotum
  • Promotes Urination, Regulates Water Circulation, Reduces Swelling
    For edema and dysuria(a mild effect)

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Use with caution in cases with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency and Cold
  • Use with caution in cases with Phlegm due to Cold

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 10-15 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 6-15 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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