Sweet, bitter and neutral
1. To moisten the lungs and stop cough; 2. To kill lice and parasites
1. Cough in common cold. Stemona root (Bai Bu) is used with Schizonepeta (Jing Jie), Platycodon root (Jie Geng) and Aster root (Zi Wan).2. Whooping cough. Stemona root (Baibu) is used with Glehnia root (Beishashen), Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuan Bei Mu) and Swallowwort rhizome (Bai Qian).3. Cough due to tuberculosis. Stemona root (Baibu) is used with Ophiopogon root (Maidong) and Fresh rehmannia root (Sheng Di Huang).4. Lice of the head or body. The herb is made into a 20% tincture, or a 50% decoction used as an external wash.5. Pinworm. The 30-ml 100% decoction as enema before sleep, daily for five days.