Bai Bu – Stemona root – “Hundred Parts”

Nature: sweet, bitter, neutral

Enters: Lung

Actions: Moistens the Lungs, stops coughing; kills parasites.

• Acute or chronic cough: Especially useful for deficiency cough, including Yin deficiency. A key herb for tuberculosis. Pertussis: over 85% effectiveness rate in one clinical series of over 100 patients. In other studies a preventative function was also noted.
• Topical: as a tincture or decoction for lice, pinworms, fleas, bedbugs.
• For pinworms, Bai bu can also be used as an enema, 30-60g per day for 3 days.
MLT: For lice, apply a 20% alcoholic solution or strong decoction. Also can be used as a flea wash for animals.
Hsu: Pesticide, antitussive, antitubercular, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral.

Dose: 3-9g

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