Qian Hu - Transform Phlegm Heat
LU (6-10g)

Qian Hu - Coin her!
When the outdoor summer winds helped the English defeat the spanish armada, they drove the Spanish back to the (category) hot temperate swamps of Spain. Because of her victory the queen was loved by the people. With powerful lungs the criers would shout down to the crowds below "Coin her, Coin her!".

Eventually many coins were made, but some of the criers developed (cc: yin deficient cough).
English Name: peucedanum, white flowered hog fennel root
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Peucedani
Properties: bitter, acrid, cool

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
outdoor summer winds disperses exterior wind-heat
swamps.... lungs... below expels phlegm; descends LU qi


      Qian Hu Actions and Indications
  • Descends LU qi; expels phlegm (cough, wheeze, thick sputum due to LU heat; can also be used for phlegm-damp or phlegm-cold)
  • Disperses exterior wind-heat (by dispersing LU qi, it treats wind-heat cough; also wind cold cough when combined with appropriate herbs)
  • (cc: yin deficient cough)
    Special Notes:
  • Combine with with Chai Hu which helps descend qi in the LV.
  • Bai Qian treats phlegm cold and is commonly paired with Qian Hu, which treats phlegm heat, to treat cough.

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