Lily Bulb (Bai He)

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Lily bulb (Baihe)

Pharmaceutical Name: Bulbus Lilii

Botanical Name: 1. Lilium brownii var. viridulum Baker. 2. Lilium pumilum DC.. 3. Lilium lancifolium Thunb.

Common Name: Lily bulb

Source of Earliest Record: Shennong Bencao Jing

Part Used: The bulbs are gathered in autumn. After they are cleaned, the bulbs are washed in boiled water or steamed, then dried in the sun or baked.

Natural Properties & Taste: Sweet and slightly cold

Meridians: Lung and heart

Therapeutic Effects:
• Clearing away heart-fire to tranquilize the mind.
• Nourishes the lung
• Relieves cough
• Clearing away heart-fire to tranquilize the mind.
• Stops irritability, insomnia, palpitation, vague mind and dreaminess.

Indications:
1. Deficient yin of the lung with excessive fire manifested as cough and hemoptysis. Lily bulb (Baihe) is used with Scrophularia (Xuanshen), Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuanbeimu) and Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang) in the formula Baihe Gujin Tang.

2. The later stage of febrile diseases with residual heat manifested as irritability, palpitations, insomnia and dreamful sleep. Lily bulb (Baihe) is used with Anemarrhena rhizome (Zhimu) and Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang) in the formula Baihe Dihuang Tang.

Dosage: 10-30 g

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