Botanical Name: Perilliae Fructus

Su Zi

Su Zi

Category: Relieve Cough and Wheeze

Taste: Acrid, Aromatic

Temperature: Warm

Channels Entered: Lung, Large Intestine

Dosage: 3-9g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated where there is severe diarrhea from qi deficiency.

Actions & Indications:

  • Stops cough and calms wheezing, redirects the qi downward, and dissolves phlegm: for cough and wheezing with copious phlegm. Especially useful when exhalation is more labored than inhalation and there is a stifling sensation in the chest.
  • Moistens the Intestines and unblocks stool: for constipation due to dry Intestines.
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