Inula ( 旋覆花 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Xuan Fu Hua
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).
Usages and Functions
Redirects Qi downward and expels phlegm; stops vomiting and calms rebellion;
provides mildly warming action.
Formulas Used In
Bupleurum, Inula, and Cyperus.
Do not use this herb where there is deficiency, or a cough that is due to
wind and heat.