Bai Qian - Transform Phlegm Cold
LU (3-9g)

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) habits.

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 bleeding)
    Other Notes:
  • Commonly used to dispel wind cold and treat cough from external wind cold attack
  • Bai Qian treats phlegm cold and is commonly paired with Qian Hu, which treats phlegm heat, to treat cough.

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