Bulbus Fritillariae ussuriensis
[source] this product is the dry bulb of Fritillaria ussuriensis masim.
In spring, the skin, fibrous roots, mud and sand are removed and dried in the sun or at low temperature.
[character] the product is oblate, 0.5-1cm in height and 0.6-2cm in diameter. The surface is milky white or yellowish white, the outer scale leaves are 2-valved, thick, similar in size or slightly larger, clasped, the top is slightly flat or slightly concave, often slightly cracked; the central scale is small. The material is solid and brittle, and the section is powdery. It tastes bitter.
[processing] remove impurities and mash them.
It is bitter, sweet and slightly cold. Return to lung and heart meridian.
Functions and indications: clearing heat, moistening lung, resolving phlegm, relieving cough. It is used for dry cough due to lung heat, dry cough with less blood, cough due to yin deficiency and hemoptysis.
[usage and dosage] 3-9g, 1-2g each time.
[note] it should not be used with Aconitum.
[storage] store in a well ventilated and dry place to prevent moths.
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