|Brand||Asia Naturals Raw Herbs|
|Unit Size||1 pound|
|Dosage||4.5 - 9 grams|
|Properties||Astringent, Neutral, Slightly toxic|
|Contraindications||Contraindicated in patterns of excess. Use with caution where there is viscous sputum that is difficult to expectorate. Due to it slight toxicity it should not be taken in large quantities or long term.|
|Chinese Symptomology||Wheezing and coughing;Chronic cough;Cough with copious sputum;Vaginal discharge;Turbid urine;Turbid yellow vaginal discharge;Painful urinary dribbling;Urinary frequency|
|Western Symptomology||Wheezing; Cough; Sputum - Copious; Chronic Cough; Vaginal Discharge; Turbid Urine|
|Actions||Preserves the Lungs and arrests wheezing;Eliminates dampness, stops discharge, and contains the urine.|
|Pattern||Phlegm-heat cough and wheezing;Turbid vaginal discharge and turbid urine due to deficiency and damp-heat;|
|Channels Entered||Kidney, Lung|
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|Chinese name||Bai Guo|
|English name||Ginkgo Nut|
Astringent and inhibiting, Ginkgo Semen (bai guo) enters the Lung channel to restrain the Lung qi, settle wheezing with profuse phlegm, alleviate turbid vaginal discharge, and contain the urine. It is appropriate for the treatment of cough and wheezing with profuse phlegm, turbid yellow vaginal discharge, painful urinary dribbling, turbid urine, and urinary frequency. When used for cough and wheezing, it is most suitable for patterns which tend toward heat. --Bensky: Chinese Herbal Materia Medica, 3rd ed.