Nature: bitter, sweet, slightly cold
Enters: Lung, Bladder
Actions: Clears the Lungs, expels phlegm, stops coughing; drains dampness and heat by promoting urination; clears heat, stops bleeding.
• Damp-heat or stones in the lower Jiao: hot, stony, or painful urination with blood.
• Retention of harmful body fluid: edema.
• Heat in the blood: hematemesis, uterine bleeding, hematuria.
• Heat in the Lungs: cough, difficulty breathing, wheezing.
Hsu: Antibacterial; strong antitussive, expectorant, and antispasmodic.
Dose: 3-9g (up to 30g)