Glehnia Root /Bei Sha San (8 oz)
Derived from the root of the plant, glehnia is used in traditional medicine to treat bronchitis and fevers. It is also used in Asia to treat immune-related diseases. Laboratory studies indicate anti-inflammatory and antitumor properties. It is an ingredient in Radiant Air 沙参麦冬汤 (Glehnia, Ophiopogon Root Soup.) which soothes dry throat, improves breathing and complexion.
According to the manufacturer:
The taste is sweet, slightly bitter, and its effects are slightly cold (cooling) in nature. It enters the Lung and Stomach meridians.
Effects: It nourishes yin and clears away heat (anti-inflammation); it moisturizes the lungs and resolves phlegm, benefits the stomach and promotes fluids.
Indications: It is used for chronic cough of yin deficiency (fever or diabetes), tuberculosis cough with thick, yellow phlegm and bloody phlegm, dry cough with less phlegm, sore throat, and chronic thirst. It helps slow heaing wounds.