|Chuan Bei Mu / Zhe Bei Mu - Transform Phlegm
LU, HT (3-12g)
Chuan Bei Mu / Zhe Bei Mu - the swamp runners
These two brothers lived in the hot temperate swamp
and they LOVED to run!! As soon as they were old enough to stop suckling
their mother's hot nodules they started racing
against each other. Zhe was better in the summer (heat
... Z=HEat) whereas Chuan was better in the rain because his
lungs were inherrently moist.
Both brothers were known to CRUSH their enemies,
and they were (cc: incompatible with Wu Tou, Fu Zi)
and cold swamps (cc: cold phlegm).
English Name: fritillaria cirrhosae, fritillary bulb
Pharmacuetical Name: Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae
Properties: bitter, sweet, cool
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
| hot temperate swamp
||dissolves phlegm; clears heat
|| dissapates nodules; clears heat
|lungs were inherently moist
|| moistens LU; stops cough
Chuan Bei Mu Actions and Indications
- Clears heat and dissolves phlegm (Zhe Bei Mu is better
for heat, for productive cough) (Chuan Bei Mu is for many types of cough,
especially chronic cough due to yin deficiency or dry phlegm with heat
signs, scanty, dry or blood streaked sputum)
- Moisten Lung and stops cough (only Chuan Bei Mu...
- Clears heat; dissapates nodules (phlegm fire nodules,
sores, swellings, scrofula, lung abcess, carbuncles, boils)
- crush to powder and add to decoction
- (cc: incompatible with wu tou, fu zi)
- (cc: phlegm cold)
- Whooping Cough: One study showed complete recovery in 51 out of 56
infants who were treated with equal portions of kuan
dong hua and chuan bei mu. The dosage was 1g per day for infants
under 1 year of age and adjusted accordingly for older children.
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