Inula ( 旋覆花 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Xuan Fu Hua
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Lungs, Liver, Stomach, Spleen
This herb is used in formulas to treat symptoms of vomiting and belching, coughing and wheezing with large amounts of phlegm, or asthmatic bronchitis with large amounts of phlegm. (TCM: to treat "rebellious" Lung, Spleen, or Stomach functions, where these Organ functions are not operating in "normal" fashion).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Redirects Qi downward and expels phlegm; stops vomiting and calms rebellion; provides mildly warming action.
Common Formulas Used In
Bupleurum, Inula, and Cyperus.
Cautions in Use
Do not use this herb where there is deficiency, or a cough that is due to wind and heat.