Platycodon Root or Radix Platycodonis,a miracle herb for fire toxin and apocenosis!


Applications and Properties:


Platycodon grandiflorum Platycodon Root1.For cough,phlegm,chest tightness:This herb Platycodon Root releasing bitterness and pain relief,releasing lung,expectorant,both cold and heat can be applied.For cold cases,combine with perrila,almonds kernels,such as Xin Su San("Wen Bing Tiao Bian");cases wind-heat,combine with mulberry leaves, chrysanthemum,almond kernels,such as Sang Ju Yin ("Wen Bing Tiao Bian");If Phlegm stagnation in chest,often combine with fructus aurantii.

2.Sore throat,aphonia:The herb Platycodon Root can releasing lung and discharging evil to make throat open tone. Where external evil invade lung,sore throat aphonia,often combine with licorice,burdock and other herbs,such as Ju Geng Tang("Jin Kui Yao Lue") and Jia Wei Gan Ju Tang("Yi Xue Xin Wu").Cure sore throat,fever toxic,can be combined with Shegan,Ma Bei,Ban Lan Gen to detoxify pharynx.

3.Spit lung abscess:The gherb character upward traveling,can benefit lung to drain and discharge the purulent which obstruct the lung. Use to treat carbuncle cough chest pain.Expectoration stench,can be combined with licorice,such as Ju Geng Tang ("Jin Kui Yao Lue");clinically combined with Yu Xing Cao,Dong Gua Ren etc. To enhance the efficiency of clearing lung abscess.


Platycodon grandiflorum Platycodon RootIndications:releasing lungs,pharynx,expectorant,drainage. Exogenous cough, phlegm,chest tightness,sore throat, hoarseness,lung abscess pus spit,chest full hypochondriac pain,sore pus to not collapse,diarrhea and abdominal pain.

Dosage:decoction,3~6 grams; or into pills, powder.

Note:Not suggested for cases with Yin-deficiency and chronic cough,qi counterflow and hemoptysis.

Safety and Toxicity:

Platycodon Root saponin hemolysis can not be used for injection,hydrolysis destroyed in the digestive tract after oral administration,that is,without hemolysis.Mice were injected subcutaneously, the minimum lethal dose of 770mg/kg.


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  • Other Names:Radix Platycodonis,Platycodon Root,Platycodon grandiflorum (Jacq.) A.DC.,Platycodon Grandiflorum Root Extract,Balloon Flower Root,πλατυκώδων,broad bell,Campanulaceae,Chinese bellflower,common balloon flower,balloon flower,Balloonflower Root,Jú Gěnɡ,Jie Geng,jié gěng,Kikyou,Fu Hu,Lu Ru,Ku Ju Geng,Ku Cai Geng.

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