Bitter sweet and slightly cold
Lung and heart
1. To moisten the lungs and resolve phlegm; 2. To stop cough; 3. To clear heat and release nodules
1. Cough: a) chronic cough due to lung deficiency manifested as dry cough and dry throat-Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuan Bei Mu ) is used with Ophiopogon root (Maidong) and Glehnia (Sha Shen ); b) phlegm-heat cough manifested as yellow and thick sputum-Ten-drilled fritillary bulb (Chuanbeimu) is used with Anemarrhena rhizome (Zhi Mu ), Scutellaria root (Huang Qin  ) and Trichosanthes fruit (Gua Lou ); c) wind -heat cough-Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuanbeimu) is used with Mulberry leaf (Sang Ye ), Peucedanum root (Qian Hu ) and Apricot seed (Xing Ren ).2. Scrofula, mastitis and lung abscess: a) scrofula -Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuanbeimu) is used with Scrophularia (Xuan Shen ) and Oyster shell (Mu Li ); b) mastitis-Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuanbei-mu) is used with Dandelion herb (Pu Gong Ying  ) and Forsythia fruit (Lianqao); c) lung abscess-Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuanbeimu) is used with Houttuynia (Yu Xing Cao ) and Coix seed (Yi Yi Ren  ).
This herb cannot be used with Si-chuan aconite root (Wutou), as they counteract each other