Ban Xia (Fa-True) (Lab Tested)

Ban Xia (Fa-True)  (Lab Tested)

Ban Xia (Fa-True) (Lab Tested)

Brand NuHerbs
Unit Size 1 pound
Dosage 3 - 9 grams
Taste Acrid - Bensky
Properties Warm, Toxic - Bensky
Contraindications As a warm and drying herb, it should be used with caution (if at all) in patients with dry cough from yin deficiency, sore throat from fire excess, or bleeding. - Bensky
Chinese Symptomology cough with copious sputum, nausea and vomiting due to many causes including cold, thin mucus, Stomach deficiency, Stomach heat, or pregnancy; nodules, pressure, distention or pain due to phlegm and heat in the chest and apigastrium leading to a stifling, distended sensation in the epigastrium that is aggravated by pressure, coughing of viscous, yellow sputum. - Bensky
Western Symptomology Cough with copious sputum; Nausea; Vomiting; Nodules; Goiter; Scofula; Chest Distention; Epigastric Distention
Actions Acrid for opening, slippery for directing qi downward, and bitter for drying; best used for thin phlegm or dampness as well as rebellious Stomach qi. - Bensky
Pattern Cold phlegm in the Lungs; rebellious qi, phlegm
Channels Entered Lung, Spleen, Stomach - Bensky
Branch Lung; Spleen; Stomach

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Chinese name Ban Xia (Fa-True)
English name Prepared Pinellia Tuber
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Excerpted from Bensky:  Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed.

  • Dries dampness, transforms phlegm, and causes rebellious qi to descend:  for cough with copious sputum, as in cold-phlegm in the Lungs.  Especially effective for transforming phlegm due to dampness of the Spleen.*
  • Directs rebellious qi downward and stops vomiting:  for nausea and vomiting due to many causes including cold, thin mucus, Stomach deficiency, Stomach heat, or pregnancy.*
  • Dissipates nodules and reduces clumps:  for nodules, presssure, distention, or pain due to phlegm lingering in the chest, phlegm nodules in the neck (such as goiter and scrofula), or obstruction caused by phlegm anywhere in the body.  Also for focal distention in the chest and epigastrium.*
Ingredients Ban Xia (Fa) - Processed Pinellia ternata Rhizoma
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