Bai He (Bulbus Lilli) is the fleshy scale of the perennial herbaceous plant Lilium brownii F. E. Brown var. viridulum Baker, L. lancifolium Thunb., or L. pumilum DC. of family-Liliaceae. It is commonly found in most parts of China and harvested in autumn.
Category: Tonifying – Yin Tonifying.
Common Name: Lily Bulb.
Channels Entered: Heart and Lung.
Properties and Functions: It is sweet and slightly bitter in flavour, and slightly cold in nature. Its general functions are calming the spirit and stopping cough.
- Moistens the Lungs, clears Heat and supresses coughing.
- Clears the Heart and Calms the spirit.
Indications: Bai He is used clinically to treat Lung-Dryness or Lung-Heat coughs and sore throat, as well as intractable low-grade fever, insomnia, restlessness and irritability.
Dosage: 9 – 30g