Pinjelliae – Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinjelliae)

banxiaSource: Ban Xia – Pinellia ternate (Thunb.) Breit, family Araceae.

Function: Ban Xia dries dampness and eliminates phlegm, lowers the adverse rising qi to stop vomiting, disperses stagnation and lumps and externally disperses swelling and relieves pains.

Application: Ban Xia is an essential medicinal herb to treat cough with sputum. It also is an essential herb to treat vomiting and nausea because it can lead the stomach-qi downward. Ban Xia is used for stagnation and oppression in the chest and abdomen.