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
- To moisten the lungs and resolve phlegm
- To stop cough
- To clear heat and release nodules
Cautions and Contraindications
This herb cannot be used with Sichuan Aconite Root (Wu Tou) as they counteract each other