|Bai Qian - Transform Phlegm Cold
|Bai Qian - The white Coin
While wandering the freezing cold swamps Frederick
found a shining white coin and immediately coughed
before he yelled down to his friends below,
"Look what I found!". He died later that week of a terrible cough
w/ copious sputum, and the legend of the cursed white coin was born.
Then he immediately collapsed and died. Some said it was due to the curse,
others said Frederick died because he was not careful to regulate his smoking
(cc: dry cough due to yin deficieny) and poor
eating (cc: weak stomach/gastrointestinal bleeding)
English Name: cynanchum rhizome, willow leaf swallow
wort rhizome, glaucescent swallow wort rhizome
Pharmaceutical Name: Rhizoma Cynanchi Stauntonii
Properties: acrid, sweet, neutral
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
|swamps... coughed... yelled down below
||expels phlegm; descends LU qi
Bai Qian Actions and Indications
- Descends LU qi; expels phlegm; Stops Cough (cough
w/ copius sputum, difficult to expectorate, wheezing, gurgling
throat; LU qi blockage and stagnation; can be used for heat conditions
depending upon combination)
- (cc: dry cough due to yin deficiency)
- (cc: irritating to Stomach, caution for the ST weakness or gastrointestinal
- Commonly used to dispel wind cold and treat cough from external wind
- Bai Qian treats phlegm cold and is commonly
paired with Qian Hu, which treats phlegm heat,
to treat cough.
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