Plum Dragon Herbs

Chuan Bei Mu (Fritillaria Bulb)


Chuan Bei Mu (Tendrilled Fritillary Bulb)

Fritillaria Cirrhosa D. Don; Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae

This is TRUE Chuan Bei Mu. This is not Zhe Bei Mu, which s a cheap substitute for Chuan Bei Mu.

Fritillaria, as it is referred to in English, is a phlegm-transforming herb that is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for hot phlegm conditions.  It is sometimes used in TCM to clear heat and reduce hard lumps and swellings, justifying its use in some dit da jow and dit da recipes.


Sweet, bitter, and cold

Channels Entered

Heart, Lung

Therapeutic Actions

  1. To moisten the lungs and resolve phlegm
  2. To stop cough
  3. To clear heat and release nodules

Common Dosage

3-10 grams

Cautions and Contraindications

This herb cannot be used with Sichuan Aconite Root (Wu Tou) as they counteract each other 

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