Botanical Name: Cynanchi Stauntionii Rhizoma

Bai Qian

Bai Qian

Category: Transform Cold-Phlegm

Taste: Sweet, Acrid

Temperature: Slightly Warm

Channels Entered: Lung

Dosage: 3-9g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • This is an acrid herb that is strongly dispersing and thus should not be used for an unproductive cough associated with Lung deficiency, unless properly prepared.

Actions & Indications:

  • Redirects the qi downward, dispels phlegm, and stops cough: for cough with copious sputum and gurgling in the throat. This is a very important herb for Lung qi blockage and stagnation. It is used for disorders of excess with copious sputum that is difficult to expectorate, as well as wheezing.