Bulbus Lilii

 

Source
The scale leaf of the bulb of Lilium lancifolium Thunb. or several species of the same genus, family Liliaceae.

Characteristics
Scale leaf nearly elliptical, somewhat involuted, 2-5 cm long. Surface whitish, sharp at the tip and broad at the base; margin thin and slightly undulate, with 5-9 longitudinal veins. Hard and brittle in texture. Slightly bitter in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to heart and lung

Indication
1. Moisturize the lung and relieve cough: For lung-dryness with cough and hemoptysis.
2. Clear away heart-fire and tranquilize the mind: For the convalescence of febrile diseases or yin-deficiency with heat manifested as irritability, insomnia, dreaminess, palpitation and absent-mindedness.

Pharmacological Action
1. Its decoction can relieve the cough induced by ammonia in mice.
2. Relieving asthma induced by histamin in toads.

Administration Decoction: 10-30g.


   

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