Bitter, pungent, salty and slightly warm
Lung, spleen, stomach and large intestine
1. To resolve phlegm and promote water metabolism; 2. To conduct qi downward and stop vomiting.
1. Phlegm fluid blocking the lungs manifested as asthma and cough with profuse sputum. Inula flower (Xuan Fu Hua) is used with Pinellia tuber (Ban Xia) and Asarum herb (Xi Xin).2.Phlegm fluid blocking the stomach leading to rebellious qi manifested as eructation, vomiting and epigastric full sensation. Inula flower (Xuangfuhua) is used with Red ochre (Dai Zhe Shi), in the formula Xuanfu Daizhe Tang.
When decocting this herb should be wrapped in cloth.