Balloon flower – Jie Geng (Radix Platycodi)

jiegengSource: Jie Geng – the root of Platycodon grandiflorum (Jacq.) A DC., family Campanulaceae.

Function Jie Geng disperses lung phlegm, eases the throat and drains pus.

Application Jie Geng is indicated in cases of cough with excessive phlegm, sore throat and loss of voice. Jie Geng is also for pulmonary abscesses with chest pain and coughing of pus, blood and yellow sputum.