Bulbus Fritillariae Thunbergii
The bulb or scale leaf of Fritiliaria thunbergii Miq., family Liliaceae.
Bulb: Oblate, 1.0-2.5 cm in diameter, 1.0-1.5 cm high. Surface nearly
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
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
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).
Intraperitioneal administration of its active components, peimine or peiminine,
exerts a significant antitussive effect in mice.
Powder: 1.~1.5g bid or tid. Caution Incompatible with Radi~ Aconiti.