Pinyin: jie geng
ENGLISH NAME: Platycodon grandiflorus (Jacq.)A. DC.
LATIN NAME: Platycodonis Radix
Properties: bitter, acrid, neutral
Channels Entered: Lung
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Ventilates the Lung, Dispels Phlegm, and Benefits the Throat
2. Dispels Pus
3. Raises Qi
3 to 9 grams. Honey-baked Jíe Geng is stronger for moistening the Lung and dispelling phlegm.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Bitter, dispersing and draining, Jie Geng should be used with caution for patients experiencing chronic cough from yin deficiency, or cough with blood-streaked sputum.