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1. Peucedanum Praeruptorum Dunn.; 2. Peucedanum decursivum Maxim.
Peucedanum root, Hogfennel root
Source of Earliest Record
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The roots are dug in winter or spring, and cleaned and dried in the sun. After the root bark has been removed, the roots are soaked in warm water and cut into slices.
Properties & Taste
Bitter, pungent and slightly cold
1. To promote dispersing function of the lungs and clear heat; 2. To resolve phlegm and stop cough
Indications & Combinations
1. Phlegm-heat accumulating in the lungs manifested as cough with yellow and thick sputum. Peucedanum root (Qianhu) is used with Mulberry bark (Sangbaipi), Trichosanthes fruit (Gualou) and Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuanbeimu) in the formula Qianhu San.
2. Cough due to invasion by exogenous pathogenic wind and heat. Peucedanum root (Qianhu) is used with Mentha (Bohe), Arctium fruit (Niubangzi) and Platycodon root (Jiegeng).
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