Pinyin: jie geng

ENGLISH NAME: Platycodon grandiflorus (Jacq.)A. DC.

LATIN NAME: Platycodonis Radix

Pinyin: jie geng

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

DOSAGE
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.