Category: Cool & Transform Phlegm-HeatTaste: bitter, sweet Temperature: slightly cold Channels: Lung, Heart
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Unsuitable for problems associated with cold-phlegm or damp-phlegm.
Actions & Indications:
- Clears heat and transforms phlegm: for many types of cough, cheifly chronic cough, cough with signs of fire due to yin deficiency, cough with slight sputum that is diffiucult to expectorate, or cough with blood-streaked sputum. It is most effective in treating cough accompanied by constrained qi, manifested in a reduced appetite and a stifing sensation in the chest and upper abdomen.
- Clears heat and dissipates nodules: for disorders in which phlegm-fire collects and produces nodules, sores, swellings, scrofula and lung or breast abscess.