Category: Cool and Transform Phlegm-HeatTaste: bitter, acrid Temperature: slightly cold Channels: Lung
Cautions and Contraindications:
- This is a bitter, draining herb and should not be used for cough due to fire from yin deficiency, or cough and wheezing associated with cold, thin mucus.
Actions and Indications:
- Directs qi downward and dispels phlegm: for cough or wheezing with thick sputum due to turbid clogging of the Lungs.
- Disperses and scatters wind-heat: for the exterior patterns of externally-contracted wind-heat with headache and cough. Most suitable when wind-heat constrains the Lungs.