Botanical Name: Ginkgo Semen

Bai Guo

Bai Guo

Category: Stabilize & Bind

Taste: Sweet, Bitter, Astringent, Slightly Toxic

Temperature: Neutral

Channels Entered: Kidney, Lung

Dosage: 4.5-9g

Key Characteristics: Treats phlegm-heat cough and wheezing, and eliminates turbid damp vaginal discharge.

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated in patterns of excess.
  • Use with caution where there is viscous sputum that is difficult to expectorate.
  • Due to its slight toxicity it should not be taken in large quantities or long term.

Actions & Indications:

  • Preserves the Lungs and arrests wheezing: for wheezing with coughing. Especially useful for chronic coughs or those with copious sputum.
  • Eliminates dampness, stops discharge, and contains the urine: for vaginal discharge and turbid urine. Used both in cases of deficiency and damp-heat.