TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "tian hua fen" which in english is "trichosanthes root", is categorized within the "herbs that cool and transform phlegm heat" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the lung and stomach channels and exhibits bitter (ku), cold (han) and sweet (gan) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Tian Hua Fen has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, tian hua fen is generally included in the following 7 formulas:
As noted above, tian hua fen is within the herbs that cool and transform phlegm heat functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... used for phlegm-heat and dry-phlegm patterns - coughs, scrofula, goiters (stagnant phlegm-fire in the channel), convulsions. )".