Botanical Name: Stemonae Radix

Bai Bu

Bai Bu

Category: Relieve Cough and Wheeze

Taste: Bitter, Sweet

Temperature: Slightly Warm

Channels Entered: Lung

Dosage: 3-9g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated in those with loose stools from Spleen deficiency.

Actions & Indications:

  • Moistens the Lungs and stops cough: for both acute and chronic cough. Especially useful for cough from deficiency, including yin deficiency.
  • Expels parasites and kills lice: apply topically as either a tincture or a decoction for head or body lice or fleas.
  • Also used as a wash for bacterial vaginosis and as a nightly retained enema for pinworm.
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