Transform Phlegm and Stop Coughing

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  • Bai Bu (Raw)

    Bai Bu (Raw) (Radix Stemonae)
    Properties: sweet, bitter, slightly warm (or neutral)
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Strongly directs qi downward to stop all types of cough, but especially chronic and deficient cough. Also applied externally as a decoction of its raw form for head lice, fleas and bacterial vaginosis.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. Use raw form externally for head lice, fleas and bacterial vaginosis. We also offer Bai Bu prepared with honey as this is standard for internal use. If needed for internal use please select Bai Bu (Zhi) from the herbs list.

  • Bai Bu (Zhi)

    Bai Bu (Zhi) (Radix Stemonae)
    Properties: sweet, bitter, slightly warm (or neutral)
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Strongly directs qi downward to stop all types of cough, but especially chronic and deficient cough. Also applied externally as a decoction of its raw form for head lice, fleas and bacterial vaginosis.
    Additional Notes: This is the prepared form. We prepare our Bai Bu with honey as this is standard for internal use. Use raw form externally for head lice, fleas and bacterial vaginosis. If raw form is desired please select Bai Bu (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Bai Jie Zi Ground (Chao)

    Bai Jie Zi (Chao) (Semen Sinapis)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Mobilizes channels to eliminate phlegm by penetrating yin to restore movement to yang, transforms cold-phlegm, dissipates clumps. Also promotes movement of qi and stops pain (e.g. due to phlegm obstruction, or deeper in the yin levels of the epigastric or abdominal regions).
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form of Bai Jie Zi. We dry-fry the Bai Jie Zi as raw mustard seed can irritate the stomach. Best not decocted for too long (but a bit longer than the usual “add at end” herbs). If raw is desired (e.g. for external use) please select Bai Jie Zi (Raw) from the herbs list. If you would like us to bag seperately please write in the ‘special instructions’ text box, during checkout.

  • Bai Jie Zi Ground (Raw)

    Bai Jie Zi (Raw) (Semen Sinapis)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Mobilizes channels to eliminate phlegm by penetrating yin to restore movement to yang, transforms cold-phlegm, dissipates clumps. Also promotes movement of qi and stops pain (e.g. due to phlegm obstruction, or deeper in the yin levels of the epigastric or abdominal regions).
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form of Bai Jie Zi which can irritate the stomach. For internal decoctions please select our dry-fried Bai Jie Zi. If dry-fried is desired please select Bai Jie Zi (Chao) from the herbs list.

  • Bai Qian

    Bai Qian (Radix Et Rhizoma Cynanchi stauntonii)
    Properties: acrid, sweet, neutral (or slightly warm)
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Directs Lung qi downward, good for any type of cough, especially for phlegm in the throat.

  • Ban Xia (Jiang)

    Ban Xia (Jiang) (Rhizoma Pinelliae)
    Properties: acrid, warm, slippery, toxic
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Dries damp and phlegm, stops cough, directs qi downward, stops vomiting, dissipates nodules and knots.
    Additional Notes: All of the Ban Xia we dispense is prepared in the standard fashion to remove toxicity.

  • Chuan Bei Mu (Crushed)

    Chuan Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae cirrhosae)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, cool
    Channels: Heart, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Cools, moistens, directs Lung qi and Heart fire downward, relieves constraint, disperses knotted phlegm-heat.
    Additional Notes: Slightly expensive.

  • Dan Nan Xing

    Dan Nan Xing (Rhizoma Arisaematis, processed with bile)
    Properties: bitter, cool
    Channels: Liver, Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Moistening, transforms phlegm-heat, extinguishes wind to stop convulsions, spasms and tremors.
    Additional Notes: 3-6g is sufficient.

  • Gua Lou Pi Certified

    Gua Lou Pi (Pericarpium Trichosanthis)
    Properties: sweet, cold
    Channels: Large Intestine, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Cools and transforms phlegm-heat, frees the flow of qi through the chest, disperses constrained knots.
    Additional Notes: 12-15g is the most common dosage.
    The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Gua Lou Ren (Ground)

    Gua Lou Ren (Semen Trichosanthis)
    Properties: sweet, cold, slippery
    Channels: Large Intestine, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Moistens both Lungs and Large Intestine, cools and transforms phlegm. Also promotes healing of sores such as breast abscesses. Some use its slippery nature to help the urethra.

  • Hai Fu Shi

    Hai Fu Shi (Pumice)
    Properties: salty, cold
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Transforms stubborn phlegm, cools phlegm-heat in the Lungs, treats painful urinary dribbling by opening the upper source of fluid metabolism (ie. the Lungs).

  • Jie Geng Certified

    Jie Geng (Radix Platycodi)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Lifts qi, soothes the throat, releases the exterior, transforms phlegm, expels pus.
    Additional Notes: The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Mu Hu Die

    Mu Hu Die (Oroxyli Semen)
    Properties: sweet, bland, cool
    Channels: Liver, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Gently frees Liver qi and moistens Lungs to help the voice.

  • Pang Da Hai

    Pang Da Hai (Sterculiae Semen)
    Properties: sweet, cold
    Channels: Large Intestine, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Gently cools and moistens the throat and Intestines for hoarseness, sore throat and phlegm heat cough.
    Additional Notes: Usually taken as a tea, putting one, two or three pieces in a cup and pouring boiling water over them. If giving to your patient as a tea select the herb and dosage in your prescription and then inform us in the ‘special instructions’ tab located at checkout that you would like it bagged separately.

  • Pi Pa Ye

    Pi Pa Ye (Folium Eriobotryae)
    Properties: bitter, cool
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Directs qi downward to stop cough and settle the Stomach, stops nausea and vomiting.

  • Qian Hu

    Qian Hu (Radix Peucedani)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, slightly cold
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Directs qi downward, helps Lung qi disseminate to expel wind-heat, directs fire downward to dissolve phlegm.

  • Sang Bai Pi

    Sang Bai Pi (Cortex Radicis Mori)
    Properties: sweet, cold
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Drains Lung heat to stop cough and wheeze, drains fluids and treats edema, especially of the face and eyelids. Also used for high blood pressure.

  • Tian Zhu Huang

    Tian Zhu Huang (Bambusae Concretio Silicea)
    Properties: sweet, cold
    Channels: Gallbladder, Heart, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Stops palpitations, extinguishes wind, cools the Heart, dislodges phlegm and opens the orifices (e.g. in stroke patients blocked by phlegm). Also stops tremors and convulsions in children.

  • Ting Li Zi

    Ting Li Zi (Semen Descurainiae Seu Lepidii)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, Very cold
    Channels: Lungs, Bladder
    Key Characteristics: Strongly drains Lung qi, for cough and wheeze that worsens when lying flat and for edema of the face.

  • Xing Ren

    Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)
    Properties: bitter, slightly warm, slightly toxic
    Channels: Large Intestine, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Directs Lung qi downward, disperses wind-cold, moistens the Intestines, Additional Notes: Slightly toxic (if eaten raw).

  • Xuan Fu Hua

    Xuan Fu Hua (Flos Inulae)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, slightly warm
    Channels: Liver, Lungs, Stomach, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Directs qi downward to stop cough, softens hardened phlegm, dissipates pathogenic water. An important herb for thick gluey hard-to-cough out phlegm.
    Additional Notes: The little filaments of the flower can be irritating for the throat. Therefore we provide a reusable muslin cloth for straining the herbs once they have been decocted. Please inform your patient.

  • Zao Jiao Ci

    Zao Jiao Ci (Spina Gleditsiae)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Draws out toxicity, discharges pus, invigorates the blood, reduces swellings. Also good for breaking up cysts (e.g. ovarian cysts or breast cysts), and penetrating boils to help them perforate.

  • Zhe Bei Mu (Crushed)

    Zhe Bei Mu (Fritillariae thunbergii Bulbus)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Cold, drains heat, transforms phlegm-heat, dissipates nodules especially in the neck and breast. Also relieves constraint and resolves toxicity.

  • Zhu Ru

    Zhu Ru (Bambusae Caulis In Taeniam)
    Properties: sweet, slightly cold
    Channels: Gallbladder, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Cools the Lungs, Stomach and Gallbladder, transforms phlegm-heat, releases constraint and settles the Stomach to stop nausea.

  • Zi Su Zi

    Zi Su Zi (Fructus Perillae)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Large Intestine, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Directs qi downwards, stops cough and wheeze, moistens the Intestines.

  • Zi Wan

    Zi Wan (Radix Asteris)
    Properties: bitter, slightly warm, sweet
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Dispersing and draining, but warm and moistening without drying, stops cough, facilitates urination.

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