Bai Bu


Bai Bu in TCM:

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

English Name: stemona, sessile stemona root / tuber
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Stemonae
Properties: sweet, bitter, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: LU

Flavors: sweet, bitter

Special Properties:
disperses wind, expels parasites, resolves dryness

    Alternate Forms:
  • mi zhi (honey fried) - moisten LU, stop cough

Actions / Indications:
  • Moistens LU; Stops Cough (acute and chronic cough; exogenous or endogenous; hot or cold, excess or deficient)
  • Expels parasites; kills lice (pinworms, topically for lice, vaginal trichomonas, tinea; internally for tape worm)

    Special Notes:
  • Bai Bu is considered a primary herb for pinworms: use 30-60g as an enema daily for 5 days
  • Zi Wan is often paired with Bai Bu and Kuan Dong Hua to stop cough. Zi Wan is the strongest of the three.

  • (cc: SP deficiency with loose stool)