Stemona Root – Bai Bu (Radix Stemonae)

baibuSource: Bai Bu – the root tuber of Stemona sessilifolia (Miq.) Miq. and S. japonica (Bl.) Miq., family Stemonaleae.

Function: Bai Bu moistens the lung to arrest cough, kills worms.

Application: Bai Bu is indicated for short-term or prolonged cough, whooping cough and cough due to pulmonary tuberculosis. It can be boiled into thick decoction for external use and is indicated for head lice and scabies.