Bai He


Bai He in TCM:

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

English Name: lily, lily bulb
Pharmaceutical Name: Bulbus Lilii
Properties: sweet, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: LU, HT

Flavors: sweet
Tonifies: yin

Special Properties:
resolves dryness

Actions / Indications:
  • Nourishes yin; moistens LU; stops cough (Dry LU yin deficient cough and dry throat; blood streaked sputum; also Bai He has been found effective for dull pain in the MJ due to ST yin deficiency)
  • Clears Heart; Calms spirit (insomnia with deficient heat signs such as low-grade fever, restlessness, irritability, palpitations due to residual heat in warm febrile diseases)

    Special Notes:
  • Bai He has a pleasant taste and is often used as food: cook it with porridge to nourish LU yin
    • (cc: wind-cold cough or phlegm or diarrhea due to SP/ST deficiency )