Platycodon ( 橘梗 ) ...Chinese Herb...
of Plant Used
This neutral herb is used in many cold and flu formulas to enhance expectoration
and expel pus from abscesses in Lungs or throat; also used to treat laryngitis
(TCM: Lung or skin imbalances; hot or cold conditions).
Usages and Functions
Circulates Lung Qi and expels Phlegm; promotes Yin; promotes discharge of
pus; benefits throat; directs the effect of other herbs upward; tonifies
Formulas Used In
Agastache; Fritillaria Extract Tablet; Ginseng and Atractylodes; Ginseng
and Zizyphus; Lonicera and Forsythia; Xanthium and Magnolia.
Do not use where there is Blood in the sputum (as in tuberculosis). Do not
use in large quantities, as it may cause nausea and vomiting.