Pinyin: bai qian
English Name: Cynanchum rhizome
Latin Name: Cynanchi Stauntonii Rhizoma Et Radix
Properties: acrid, sweet, neutral
Channels Entered: Lung
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
Descends Qi, Dispels Phlegm, Stops Cough
3 to 10 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
Acrid and warm, Bai Qian should be used with caution for patients having dry cough from Lung yin deficiency.
Bai Qian should be used with caution in patients with peptic ulcers or bleeding ulcers, because of the irritating effect it has on the gastrointestinal system.