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Bellflower Root - Jie Geng


Bellflower Root - Jie Geng
photo: E. Reninger

In the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica, Jie Geng belongs to category of herbs that transform phlegm and stop cough.

Taste: bitter, acrid
Temperature: neutral
Channels Entered: Lung

(1) Opens up and disseminates the Lung qi, expels phlegm.
(2) Promotes the discharge of pus.
(3) Benefits the throat.
(4) Raises the qi and the actions of the other herbs to the upper body.

Also Known As:

Common Name: Bellflower Root or Ballonflower Root
Pharmaceutical: Radix Platycodi Grandiflori
Botanical: Platycodon

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