Qian Hu


Qian Hu in TCM:

Explore the properties of Qian Hu according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: peucedanum, white flowered hog fennel root
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Peucedani
Properties: bitter, acrid, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: LU

Flavors: bitter, pungent

Special Properties:
circulates qi, clears heat, disperses wind, resolves phlegm

Actions / 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)

    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.

  • (cc: yin deficient cough)