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Jiu Zi Lian (Radix seu Herba Calanthes Puberulae)


The drug is the dried root or whole herb of Calanthe puberula Wall. ex Lindl. (Family Orchidaceae), growing under woods or on grassy slopes, and distributed in Anhui, Hunan, Guangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet of China.

  1. 九子莲
  2. 镰萼虾脊兰
  3. Radix seu Herba Calanthes Puberulae

The Effect of Jiu Zi Lian


Pungent, sweet, neutral.


Moisten the lung and relieve cough, activate blood and dissipate nodule, eliminate swelling and remove toxicity.


Acute and chronic bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, lymphoid tuberculosis, snake bites, traumatic injury, haemorrhoids.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~9 g, or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.