TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "zhe bei mu" which in english is "fritillaria bulb", is categorized within the "herbs that cool and transform phlegm heat" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart and lung channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and cold (han) 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:
Zhe Bei Mu has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding zhe bei mu:
Zhe Bei Mu may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: cough
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, zhe bei mu is generally included in the following 2 formulas:
As noted above, zhe bei mu 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. )".