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BAI BU

Names for Bai Bu
Pharmaceutical: Radix Stemonae
Botanical: Stemona sessilifolia (Miq) Franch. & Sav., Stemona japonica (Bl.) Miq., Stemona tuberosa Lour. (Stemonaceae)
Other names: Sheng Bai Bu
Description: Stemona Root.

Actions
Moistens the Lungs; Calms cough; Expels worms and other parasites; ...

Origin of bai bu
* Stemona sessilifolia: Shandong, Henan, Changjiang area, Fujian. * Stemona japonica: North, South and China's central regions. * Stemona tuberosa: bordering on Changjiang river, Hainan Island.;

Preparation of bai bu
The drug is collected in spring and autumn, removed from rootlet, washed clean, treated with boiling water for a moment or steamed until the centre of the cut surface is devoid of a white core, dried in the sun, and cut into sticks for use. The root can also be processed with honey.;

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