Stemona Root

Latin names: Radix stemonae, Stemona japonica, Stemona sessilifolia, Stemona tuberosa Lour
Chinese name: bai bu

What is Stemona Root?
Stemona root is a flowering plant native to Eastern Asia. When classified medicinally, stemona root is derived from the dried root tuber of Stemona sessilifolia, Stemona japonica, or Stemona tuberose Lour. It is primarily known for its use in traditional Chinese medicine and is considered one of the system’s fifty fundamental herbs.

What are the health benefits of Stemona Root?

Stemona root is primarily used in the lung channel of traditional Chinese medicine and therefore, most of its medicinal properties focus on the lungs and respiratory conditions. Stemona root is used to stop chronic and acute coughs, ventilate the lungs, and treat asthma. It is also used as an antiparasitic for conditions such as pinworms and is used externally for lice.

Where can I find Stemona Root?
Stemona root can be found online, at Asian markets, and in the offices of Chinese medical practitioners.

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