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Bai He

Posted by: admin on Feb 23, 2008 - 07:12 PM
Tonify Deficiencies

1 TASTE
Sweet and slightly cold


2 MERIDIANS
Lung and heart


3 FUNCTIONS
1. To moisten the lungs and stop cough;2. To clear heat in the heart and calm the mind


4 INDICATIONS
1. Deficient yin of the lung with excessive fire manifested as cough and hemoptysis. Lily bulb (Bai He) is used with Scrophularia (Xuan Shen),Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuan Bei Mu) and Fresh rehmannia root(Sheng Di Huang) in the formula Baihe Gujin Tang.    2. The later stage of febrile diseases with residual heat manifested as irritability, palpitations, insomnia and dreamful sleep. Lily bulb (Baihe) is used with Anemarrhena rhizome (Zhi Mu) and Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang) in the Formula Baihe Dihuang Tang.


5 DOSAGE
10-30g


6 COUTIONS
This herb is contraindicated in cases of cough due to invasion by wind-cold or Diarrhea due to cold in the spleen and stomach.


Bai He

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