Root (jie gen)
It is bitter, acrid in
flavour and neutral in nature. It acts on the lung
channel. Its acridness can disperse and the bitterness can
purge. Its lightness in nature enables it to enter the
lung to promote the dispersing function of the lung, to
clear phlegm and relieve cough, to induce diaphoresis and
relieve sore throat. Its neutrality does not incline to
cold or warm. For treatment of cough with abundant
expectoration, no matter the diseases are caused by
external or internal pathogens, cold or heat, it can be
used in prescriptions in all case. It is also good at
promoting the dispersing function of the lung to expel
pus, so it is indicated in pulmonary abscess with purulent
sputum. Its lightness and floating up characters enable it
to introduce drugs into lungs. It is often used as a
1. For treatment of cough due to
wind-cold, it is usually used in combination with Folium
Perillae, Semen Armeniacae Amarum, Rhiaoma Zingiberis
Recens, and other drugs having the effects of dispelling
cold, promoting the dispersing function of the lung, and
relieving cough, such as Xingsu San; For treatment of
cough due to wind-heat, it is used together with Flos
chrysanthemi, Semen Armeniacae Amarum, Folium Mori, and
other drugs with the effect of dispersing wind-heat to
relieve cough; For treatment of accumulation of
phlegm-dampness, obstruction of functional activities of
Qi, cough and chest tightness, it can be used in
combination with Pericarpium Citri, Rhizoma Pinelliae,
Fructus Aurantii Immaturus and other drugs with the
effects of relieving phlegm, regulating the flow of Qi;
For treatment of sore-throat and hoarseness due to
exopathogen, it is often used together with Radix
Glycyrrhizae to relieve cough and sore-throat.
2. For treatment of chest pain due
to pulmonary abscess, cough with purulent sputum, it can
be used in combination with Rhizoma Phragmitis, Semen
Persicae, Semen Benincasae, Herba Houttuyniae, Herba
Taraxaci, and other drugs to clear heat and toxins, subdue
carbuncle and promote pus discharge.
Besides, its lightness and floating
property enable it to cure diseases of lung and upper-jiao
and to act as channel-guiding drug.
Dosage and Administration: 3-10g.
It is not suitable to cough and hemoptysis due to
deficiency of Yin.
convenience of customers, we offer the Platycodon
Root (jie gen)
the quick-dissolving granule made through modern
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 Platycodon
Root (jie gen)
in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your
personal use now at $98.00.
If you would like to
order this raw herb, please go to
the order form.