Fritillaria ( 川贝母 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Fritillariae Cirrhosae

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Chuan Bei Mu

Common English Name


Part of Plant Used





Sweet, bitter

Meridians Entered

Lungs, Heart

Common Usages

This herb is used in. formulas that treat most any type of cough (TCM: except coughs associated with deficient Spleen), and various types- of nodular formations (TCM: phlegm-fire hardening); also used to treat chronic bronchitis, tuberculosis, and chronic cough with sparse or hardened phlegm.

Traditional Usages and Functions

Clears heat, transforms phlegm, and stops coughing; clears heat and dissipates nodules.

Common Formulas Used In

Apricot Seed and Fritillaria; Fritillaria Extract Tablet.

Processing Required




Cautions in Use

Do not use where there is a deficient cold-phlegm pattern in the Spleen or Stomach.

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