Tatarian Aster Root
Tatarian Aster Root/ Zi Wan 16oz
The root contains triterpenes and triterpene saponins, and is a stimulant expectorant herb for the bronchial system, helping to clear infections. It is antibacterial, antifungal, antitussive, expectorant and stimulant. (pfaf.org)
Aster Root is a traditional Chinese Medicinal Herb used to moisten the lungs to resolve phlegm and ease cough. Aster root benefits include the immune system. (1stchineseherbs.com)
AKA: Green vine, bignonia, soul-returning grass-root, night glory, aster velvet, Guan Gong's whiskers
The taste is bitter pungent; It is warming in effect
It is the root and rhizome of Aster, a Compositae plant.
It has been used to warm lungs, lower lung qi to reduce coughing; eliminate phlegm, relieve cough.
TCM uses: to cure wind, cold cough, asthma, cough, and vomiting of pus and blood due to fatigue, throat numbness, and increase urination.
It enters the Lung meridian
Dosage Oral administration: decoction, 4.5~10g; or into pills or powder.
People who have real heat [fever, rash, sweats, etc] should not take it. "Materia Medica": It is not suitable for those who strain the lungs and kidneys, who have reduced fluids, dryness and cough, and asthma.