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Platycodon Root

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Chinese Name Jiegeng
Latin Radix Platycodonis
English Name Platycodon Root
Key Characteristics Herb that resolves phlegm
Source Dried root of Platycodon grandiflorum (Jacq.) A. DC. (Fam.  Campanulaceae).
Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered Bitter, acrid, neutral; Lung
Actions To stop coughing, ease sore throat, eliminate phlegm and drainage of pus
Indications Cough with much phlegm, sore throat, hoarseness, pulmonary abscess with spitting of pus, unhealed sores and ulcers, in addition, used for chloasma.
Precaution

It is not suggested to prescribe to those with chronic cough from yin deficiency or to patients with coughing up blood. Use with caution in cases of gastroduodenal ulcer.

Chemical Composition It contains sapogenines, phytosteroles, etc.
   



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