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Tian Nan Xing #1042

Pin Ying Name: Tian Nan Xing

Chinese Name: 天南星

English Name: Chinese Arisaema

Latin Name: Arisaematis, Rhizoma

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

Dries Dampness and expels Phlegm

  • Stubborn (extremely sticky) Phlegm in the Lungs with cough and a distended sensation in the chest

Disperses Wind-Phlegm in the channels and stops spasms

  • Wind-Phlegm Obstructing the Channels with dizziness, vertigo, numbness in the limbs, facial paralysis, spasms in the hands and feet, opisthotonis, stroke, seizures or lockjaw

Reduces swelling and alleviates pain

  • Topically for Chuang Yung (deep rooted sores, ulcers and carbuncles.
  • Swelling due to traumatic injury and joint pain secondary to Phlegm
  • Topically for cervical cancer
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with a dry cough or dry Phlegm from Yin Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with a dry cough from stirring of Wind due to intense Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with a dry cough from stirring of Wind due to Blood Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with Heat and Dryness of the Lung.
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Do not use the unprocessed herb.
  • This herb is associated with drowsiness, so use caution when driving or operating heavy machinery.