Bulbus Fritillariae Thunbergii

 

Source
The bulb or scale leaf of Fritiliaria thunbergii Miq., family Liliaceae.

Charcteristics
Bulb: Oblate, 1.0-2.5 cm in diameter, 1.0-1.5 cm high. Surface nearly white, two symphyllous thick scale leaves on the outer verticil, containing several fine scale leaves and remnant stems. Section appearing white and farinaceous. Scale leaf: Shoe-shaped, 1.5-3.0 cm thick, white and farinaceous. Both are bitter in taste, cold in nature, and attributive to lung and heart channels.

Indication
1. Clear away lung heat, eliminate phlegm and relieve cough: For affection of wind-heat or phlegm-heat manifested as cough with thick and yellowish expectoration.
2. Clear away heat, disperse lumps and relieve carbuncle: For skin infection, lung abscess, subcutaneous nodule, scrofula and goiter, used together with Concha Ostreae, Radix Scm phulariae (Pill for Scrofula).

Pharmacological Action
Intraperitioneal administration of its active components, peimine or peiminine, exerts a significant antitussive effect in mice.

Administration Decoction:
3-9g.
Powder: 1.~1.5g bid or tid. Caution Incompatible with Radi~ Aconiti.


   

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