Pinyin: kuan dong hua (mi)
ENGLISH NAME: Coltsffot (Flower Bud)
LATIN NAME: Honey Fried Farfarae Flos
Properties: acrid, warm
Channels Entered: Lung, Heart
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
Moistens the Lung, Descends Qi, Dissolves Phlegm, Stops Cough
5 to 10 grams. Frying Kuan Dong Hua with honey enhances the moistening action and makes it more suit- able for treatment of chronic cough from Lung deficiency.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICATIONS
• Acrid and warm, Kuan Dong Hua should be used with caution for patients who have coughing caused by heat.
• Kuan Dong Hua should be used with caution for patients with lung abscesses, or pus and blood in the sputum.