Botanical Name: Sinapis Semen

Bai Jie Zi

Bai Jie Zi

Category: Transform Cold-Phlegm

Taste: Acrid

Temperature: Warm

Channels Entered: Lung

Dosage: 3-9g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated in patients with chronic cough from Lung deficiency or flaring of fire due to either yin deficiency or blazing Stomach fire. Overdose readily causes diarrhea.

Actions & Indications:

  • Warms the Lungs, regulates the qi, and expels phlegm: for coughing of copious and thin sputum, chest distention, and pain due to the accumulation of cold-phlegm, especially in chronic disorders.
  • Promotes movement of the qi, disperses clumps, unblocks the collaterals, and stops pain: for phlegm- dampness obstructing the channels and collaterals, yin flat abscesses and spreading sores and phlegm nodules such as scrofula.