Flos Farfarae


The flower bud of Tussikzgo farfara L, family Compositae.

Bud somewhat clavate, apex thick and round, often three buds jointed together, 1.5-3.0 cm long. Surface yellow-purple; with ligular and tubular flowers at the base surrounded by several layers of bracts. Flowers about 3 mm long, pappiferous. Tough in texture, jointed with white threads when broken. Acrid and sweet in taste, wann in nature, and attributive to lung channel.

Lower the adverse-rising energy, relieve cough and eliminate phlegm: For productive cough with dyspnea, usually for cough and asthma of wind-cold type.

Phamiacological Action
1. Antitussive and expectorant.
2.Relieving bronchospasm.

Administration Decoction: 3-9g.


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