Botanical Name: Inulae Flos
Category: Transform Cold-Phlegm
Taste: Bitter, Acrid, Salty
Temperature: Slightly Warm
Channels Entered: Lung, Stomach, Spleen
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Inappropriate for dry cough due to yin deficiency or for debilitated patients with loose stools.
Actions & Indications:
- Reduces phlegm and promotes the dissipation of pathogenic water: for phlegm and fluids clogging up the Lungs or problems due to accumulation of phlegm and thin mucus. While most appropriate for cold disorders, when combined with the proper herbs it can also be used for hot disorders.
- Redirects the qi downward and stops vomiting: for vomiting, hiccough, and belching.