Bai Bu
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Bai Bu #1086

Name: Stemona Root (百部)

Pinyin: Bai Bu

Latin: Stemonae, Radix

Properties:

Taste

Characteristics

Organs

Dosage

Sweet, Bitter, Acid

Relieves Coughing, Kills Lice

Lung

3-12g

 

Description:

A type of dry root originated from Eastern, Middle, or Southern China. Around spring or autumn time, the roots are cleaned and blanched in boiling water to help remove any fibrous root parts. This root is often used to help stop coughing and also moisten the lungs after mixed with honey. It also kills parasites within the body, such as lice or pinworms