Tian Hua Fen (Trichosanthes Root) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Tian Hua Fen
English Name: Trichosanthes Root

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Clears and drains lung heat, transforms phlegm, moistens lung dryness.
  • Drains heat, generates fluid (fluids injured) - thirst, irritability, wasting and thirsting disorder, cough, thick sputum.
  • Relieves toxicity, expels pus - toxic hot carbuncles, breast abscess.

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Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 9-15g

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

  • Avoid during Pregnancy.

Staff Clinician Notes

There are no additional notes for this herb.

Herbal Formulas Which Include This Herb

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