Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:
The roots are dug in spring or autumn, but autumn herbs are of better quality. They are dried in the sun and cut into pieces.
Properties and Taste:
Sweet and neutral
Spleen and lung
To replenish Qi
Indications and Combinations:
1. Deficient Qi in the middle jiao (spleen and stomach) manifested as tired limbs. *Use with White Atractylodes (Baizhu) and Poria (Fuling).
2. Deficient Qi in the lungs manifested as shortness of breath, cough, asthma, lassitude, dysphasia, low voice, shallow breathing and deficient, forceless pulse. *Use with Astragalus root (Huangqi) and Schisandra fruit (Wuweizi).
This herb counteracts the herb Black false bellebore (Lilu).