Botanical Name: Inulae Flos

Xuan Fu Hua

Xuan Fu Hua

Category: Transform Cold-Phlegm

Taste: Bitter, Acrid, Salty

Temperature: Slightly Warm

Channels Entered: Lung, Stomach, Spleen

Dosage: 3-9g

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.