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Herbology

 
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Willowleaf Swallowwort Rhizome

Herb name (Chinese): 白前
Herb name (Pin Yin): bái qián
Herb name (English): Willowleaf Swallowwort Rhizome
Herb name (Botanical): Rhizoma et Radix Cynanchi Stauntonii
Origin of species: • Cynanchum stauntonii (Decne.) Schltr. ex Lévl.
• Cynanchum glau-cescens (Decne.) Hand. -Mazz.
Part(s) of herb used: Rhizome and root
Geo-specific habitat(s): Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangsu, Fujian, Hubei, Jiangxi, Hunan
Taste(s) & Properties: • Pungent, bitter
• Slightly warm
• Administrates the Lung Meridian
Action(s): Relieves coughs and phlegm