Botanical Name: Cynanchi Stauntionii Rhizoma
Category: Transform Cold-Phlegm
Taste: Sweet, Acrid
Temperature: Slightly Warm
Channels Entered: Lung
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.