Pinyin: zi wan (mi)
ENGLISH NAME: Aster Root
LATIN NAME: Honey Fried Asteris Radix Et Rhizoma
Properties: bitter, sweet, slightly warm
Channels Entered: Lung
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
Dissolves Phlegm and Stops Cough
5 to 10 grams in decoction. Frying Zi wan with honey enhances the moistening influence and makes it more suitable for treatment of chronic dry or feeble coughing due to Lung deficiency.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Zi Wan is not suitable for cough due to excess heat or yin-deficient fire as a single-herb remedy.