Chuan Bei Mu


Chuan Bei Mu in TCM:

Explore the properties of Chuan Bei Mu according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: fritillaria cirrhosae, fritillary bulb
Pharmacuetical Name: Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae
Properties: bitter, sweet, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: LU, HT

Flavors: sweet, bitter

Special Properties:
clears heat, resolves phlegm, reduces swelling

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears heat and dissolves phlegm (Zhe Bei Mu is better for heat, for productive cough) (Chuan Bei Mu is for many types of cough, especially chronic cough due to yin deficiency or dry phlegm with heat signs, scanty, dry or blood streaked sputum)
  • Moisten Lung and stops cough (only Chuan Bei Mu... see above)
  • Clears heat; dissapates nodules (phlegm fire nodules, sores, swellings, scrofula, lung abcess, carbuncles, boils)
  • crush to powder and add to decoction

    Special Notes:
  • Whooping Cough: One study showed complete recovery in 51 out of 56 infants who were treated with equal portions of kuan dong hua and chuan bei mu. The dosage was 1g per day for infants under 1 year of age and adjusted accordingly for older children.

  • (cc: incompatible with wu tou, fu zi)
  • (cc: phlegm cold)