Pinyin: bai he

English Name: Lily Bulb

Latin Name: Lilii Bulbus

Pinyin: bai he

Properties: sweet, cool
Channels Entered: Lung, Heart

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Moistens the Lung and Arrests Cough

2. Clears the Heart and Calms the Shen (Spirit)

3. Nourishes Stomach Yin and Harmonizes the Middle Jiao

DOSAGE

10 to 30 grams in decoction.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Because of its cold and moistening properties, Bai He is contraindicated for patients with middle jiao deficiency, diarrhea or loose stools.
• Bai He is also contraindicated in cases of cough due to wind-cold or phlegm.
• Use of Bai He may be associated with drowsiness and sedation. Therefore, individuals who take this herb should exercise caution if driving or operating heavy machinery.