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Jie Geng

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Name: Platycodon Root (桔梗)

Pinyin: Jie Geng

Pharm. Name: Radix Platycodi

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Dosage

Acrid, Bitter

Clear heat and remove toxicity, stop cough, and eliminate phlegm.

Lung

3-10g

 

Description:

The dry root of perennial herbaceous plant Platycodon grandiflorum. This herb is good at opening and dispersing lung qi to ease chest and diaphragm. It is also good at eliminating phlegm and relieving cough. So it is a key herb for treating cough, profuse phlegm and oppression in chest. And it can be used with combinations for cold-phlegm and heat-phlegm. It is also good at dispersing and opening lung qi to relieve sore throat and regain voice. It is good at treating painful throat and hoarse voice caused by external pathogen contraction, heat-toxin up invasion and yin deficiency with flaring up fire. For lung abscess with pyemesis and cough with chest pain, it is combined with phlegm-resolving and toxicity-relieving herbs.

 

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