Costazia Bone (Haifushi)
|Botanical Name:||Costazia aculeate Canu et Bassler
|Source of Earliest Record:||Rihuazi Bencao|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The dried bone is collected from Costazia Sp.
|Properties and Taste:||Salty and cold|
|Functions:||To clear heat in the lungs and resolve phlegm
To soften hardness and release nodules
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Phlegm-heat cough manifested as cough with yellow, sticky and think sputum or sputum difficult to expectorate.
*Use with Sea clam shell (Haigeqiao), Trichosanthes fruit (Gualou), Capejasmine (Zhizi) and Natural indigo (Qingdai).
2. Scrofula and goiter caused by phlegm and qi accumulation.
*Use with Oyster shell (Muli), Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuanbeimu), Scrophularia (Xuanshen) and Laminaria (Kunbu).