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Herbs that Resolve Cold Phlegm

S/S: profuse sticky phlegm, asthma, scrofula, goiter, epilepsy, convulsions, & yin curbuncles

Name

Function

Taste

Channels

Contraindication

Ban Xia
(Pinellia tuber)

Dry damp, resolve phlegm
Rebelious qi downwards, stop vomiting
Reduce distention, disperse nodles
Good 4 scrofula

Pungent Warm
toxic

Lu
SP
ST

Dry Cough (yin Xu)
Cough due to Phlegm heat

Ji Geng
(Platycodon root)

Hot & cold Cough
Directs other herbs up
Promote the dispersing Fx of Lu’s, resolve phlegm
Expel pus, tonsillitis, larangitis

Bitter
Pungent
Neutral

Lu

Haemoptisis

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