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.

Open the inhibited lung-energy,relieve sore throat,eliminating phlegm,apocenosis.


Platycodon grandiflorum Platycodon RootThe Herb Radix Platycodonis(Ju Geng) taste bitter and hot(pungent),nature plain.Enter into lung,stomach meridians.

In the TCM system,it indicated for cough with much phlegm,exogenous cough,oppression in the chest,swelling and pain in throat,pharyngalgia,loss of voice,abscess of lung with pyemesis,chest full and hypochondriac pain,sore and ulcer form pus and not broken,diarrhea abdominal pain,retention of urine,etc.

At Europe,the herb Jie-Geng is mainly used as an expectorant for bronchitis,sore throat,tonsillitis,and other conditions of the respiratory tract.

Dosage:In the TCM system,the herb suggested dosage internal as decoction 3~10 grams,or into pellets,powder,external as proper amount,apply with burning ash and grinding powder.

At Europe,the herb Daily Dosage is suggested as:Powder-6 g daily;0.5 g as a single dose.Decoction-1 g daily;0.2 g as a single dose.

Cautions should be paid cases Yin deficiency chronic cough,reversed flow of Qi,hemoptysis should Not take the herb.

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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