Pinellia ( 半夏 ) ...Chinese Herb...
of Plant Used
This herb is used in formulas to treat excess fluids or phlegm in the digestive
tract with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, with phlegm in
vomit or stool; also used to treat excess clear or white phlegm in lungs,
where it acts as both an expectorant and a dispersant.
Usages and Functions
Dries dampness, transforms phlegm, and causes Rebellious Qi to descend;
harmonizes Stomach and stops vomiting; dissipates nodules and reduces distension.
Formulas Used In
Agastache; Bupleurum and Dragon Bone; Citrus and Pinellia; Hoelen and Polyporus;
Major Six Herbs; Minor Bupleurum.
Do not use where there is bleeding, coughing due to deficient Yin, or where
there are depleted fluids. Use with caution in heat imbalances.