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Introduction To Stemona Root (bai bu)  









Stemona Root (bai bu)

Radix Stemonae

Properties: It is sweet, bitter in flavour and slightly warm in nature. It is tropistic to the lung channel. Its sweetness enables moistening and bitterness can send down abnormally asceding Qi. Therefore, it is effective in moistening the lung and sending down rebellious Qi, relieving cough and asthma. Its slight warmness can fit to acute or chronic cough and asthma, cold or heat, deficiency or excess in compound prescriptions. It can also be applied externally to eliminate worms and insects and relieve itching, as in oxyuriasis and phthiriasis.

Effects: Moistening the lung and relieving cough, killing worms and insects, including louse.


1. For treatment of cough due to exopathogen, it is usually used in combination with Herba Schizonepetae, Radix Platycodi, Radix Asteris, Radix Glycyrrhizae, and other herbs to disperse wind in the lung, relieve cough and phlegm, such as Zhisou San; For treatment of cough due to lung-heat, it is usually used together with Gypsum Fibrosum, Bulbus Fritillariae, Radix Scutellariae, and other drugs having the effect of removing heat from the lung to relieve cough; For treatment of persistent cough due to deficiency of lung-yin, it can be used in combination with Radix Adenophorae, Rhizoma Polygonati Odorati, Radix Ophiopogonis, and other herbs with the effect of nourishing Yin to moisten the lung. When it is used alone, a 20% syrup preparation is used for pertussis.

2. For treatment of oxyuriasis, 30-50g of it can be used to make a concentrate decoction of 30ml for retention-enema every night for 10 successive nights; For treatment of pediculosis capitis, pediculosis corporis, it can be used to make a 20% alcoholic extract or 50% water extract for external application.

Besides, it is also used in combination with Fructus Cnidii, Radix Sophorae Flavescentis, Fructus Rochiae, Pericarpium Zanthoxyli, and other herbs to make decoction for external washing in pruritus vulvae.

Dosage and Administration: 5-10g. When it is applied externally, suitable amount is used.  





For the convenience of customers, we offer the Stemona Root (bai bu) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Stemona Root (bai bu) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.


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