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ZHE BEI MU

Names for Zhe Bei Mu
Pharmaceutical: Bulbus Fritillariae Thunbergii
Botanical: Fritillaria thunbergii Miq. (Liliaceae)
Other names: Xiang Bei
Description: Thunberg Fritillary Bulb.

Actions
Transforms Phlegm; Calms cough; Clears Heat; Dissolves nodules; ...

Origin of zhe bei mu
Xiangshan District (Zhejiang). * Plant cultivation: Lingbo (Jingxian district). * Planting: Hangzhou, Jiangsu, Anhui, Hunan.;

Preparation of zhe bei mu
The drug is collected in early summer when the plant withered, washed clean, and classified according to its size. The larger one is removed from the central bud and commonly known as "Da Bei", the smaller one, with the central bud not removed, is commonly known as "Zhu Bei". The drug is removed from the outer bark by dashing mixed with calcinated shell powder to absorb the juice dashed out and dried. Or the drug is washed clean, removed from the central bud regardless their size, cut into thick slice freshly, washed clean, and dried, commonly known as "Zhe bei Pian".;

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