Kun Bu


Kun Bu in TCM:

Explore the properties of Kun Bu according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: laminaria, kelp, tangle
Pharmacuetical Name: Thallus Lamniariae seu Eckloniae
Properties: salty, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: KD, LV

Flavors: salty

Special Properties:
resolves water accumulations, resolves phlegm

Actions / Indications:
  • Dissolves phlegm; softens hardness (goiter or scrofula, various nodules on neck, swelling pain of testicles, hernia)
  • Promotes urination; reduces edema (mild function to treat dysuria and help with edema, leg qi - combine with other herbs)

    Special Notes:
  • Combine with Hai Zao to treat obesity, arteriosclerosis, and hyperlipidemia
  • Often paired with hai zao, Kun Bu is very similar but is stronger than Hai Zao.

  • (cc: cold due to SP and ST deficiency)