INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Os Costaziae
Common English: Costaziae Skeleton
Herbs that Transform Phlegm and Stop Coughing: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Salty
Cold
Lung
6-15g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Heat from the Lungs and transforms Phlegm

Heat Accumulation in the Lungs with viscous, difficult-to-expectorate sputum or hemoptysis

Usually used for long-term disorders

Softens hardness and dissipates Phlegm nodules

Scrofula and similar disorders caused by Phlegm-Fire

Promotes urination and unblocks the upper source for water (Lungs)

Hot, stony painful urinary dysfunction (Stone Lin)

Dysuria

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with cough and rebellious Qi due to Deficient Qi rushing upward.
  • Contraindicated for those with Phlegm and thin mucus due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiency.
  • Use caution for those with cough caused by Deficiency and Cold.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
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  1. Os Costaziae Fu Hai Shi is used interchangeably with Pumex Fu Shi.
  2. This herb is more effective at dissipating clumps than Fu Shi.