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Jie Geng

Platycodon | 桔梗
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SKU P6210

Ingredient: Platycodon root (jie geng) (Platycodon grandiflorum).

FUNCTIONS: Ventilates and smoothes the lungs, resolves phlegm, drains pus, guides qi to the chest, soothes cough, benefits throat.*

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Mandarin: 桔梗
Pin-Yin: Jie Geng
English: Platycodon
Korean: 길경
Romaji: Kikyo
Kanji: 桔梗
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Platycodi Radix


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Neutral, bitter, acrid

Channels Entered:

  • Lung

Herb Actions:

  • Distributes lung qi and transforms phlegm
  • Expels pus
  • Opens and lifts lung qi


  • Not recommended for those with chronic cough or yin deficiency

Commonly Found In:

  • Lonicera & Forsythia Formula, Ginseng & Zizyphus Formula, Platycodon & Fritillaria Combination

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