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Zhi Ban Xia
Pinelliae Rhizoma Preparatum
Warm & Transform Cold-Phlegm
Ginger-prepared to reduce toxicity, alter its properties to dry & warm (instead of hot & acrid), boost its dry damp & transform phlegm actions, direct qi downward & alleviate nausea. This form of preparation is best for cough & rebellious qi due to cold-phlegm, or phlegm and thin-mucus due to Spleen deficiency.
Redirects Stomach Qi Downward
Stops Nausea and Vomiting
Unblocks Phlegm Stagnation
Heals the Skin
Use extreme caution with all bleeding conditions, yin deficiency cough, hot phlegm, and fire conditions. Incompatible with Wu Tou, Cao Wu, Chuan Wu, and Fu Zi. Allergies to this herb have been reported.
4.5-12g. Ban Xia is always sold processed (with ginger, vinegar or alumen) which removes its toxic properties.
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