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Jie Geng #1144

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Pin Ying Name: Jie Geng

Chinese Name: 桔梗

English Name: Platycodon

Latin Name: Platycodi, Radix

Herbs that Transform Phlegm and Stop Coughing: Warm Herbs that Transform Cold Phlegm
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Acrid
Neutral
Lung
3-10g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Opens the Lungs, spreads Lung Qi, expels Phlegm and benefits the throat

  • Cough due to Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat (with profuse sputum, sore throat, loss of voice)
  • Loss of voice or sore throat due to external Heat, Phlegm Heat or Yin Deficiency Heat

Expels pus

  • Lung or throat abscess (Phlegm and Qi Stagnation) with fevers, chest pain, coughing of yellow sputum with a fishy smell and hemoptysis

Opens and raises Lung Qi, directing the effects of other herbs to the upper body

  • Reinforces the actions of the other herbs and focuses the formula on the upper body
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated in those with chronic cough from Yin Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated in those with hemoptysis.
  • Do not use with herbs that purge or tonify the Lower Jiao.