Xuan Fu Hua - Inula Flower

TCM Materia Medica

Xuan Fu Hua TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "xuan fu hua" which in english is "inula flower", is categorized within the "herbs that transform phlegm cold" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver, lung, spleen and stomach channels and exhibits acrid, bitter (ku) and warm (wen) 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:

  • Dosage: 3-12g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Redirects lung qi downward, expels cold-phlegm - wheezing and copious sputum.
  • Stops vomiting, rebellious qi - from cold due to deficiency of stomach or spleen.

As noted above, xuan fu hua is within the herbs that transform phlegm cold functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... for phlegm-cold or phlegm-dampness patterns. most of these herbs are quite strong and many are toxic. )".

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