Coastal Glehnia Root

Source Coastal Glehnia Root is the dried rootof Glehnia Littoralis Fr. Schmidst ex Miq. (Fam. Umbelliferae).

Producing Areas Shandong, Hebei, Liaoning, Jiangsu, etc.

Properties Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold

Channels Lung, Stomach


  • Replenishes theyin of the lung and stomach
    Dry cough caused by heat in the lung.
  • Removes heat from the lung and promotes fluid secretion
    Bloody sputum in phthisis, thirst in febrile diseases.

Usage and Dosage
10-15g is used in decoction for oral use. It also can be used crudely and used in decocted paste or pills.

Notes It is incompatible with Luli (Rhizoma et Radix Veratri) and Fangji. Contraindicated for patient with cough due to exogenous wind and cold, asthenic coldness of the lung and stomach. Use with caution for cough due to asthenic heat, fullness in pulse and thick-coated tongue.

It is shaped like a slender cylinder, 10 – 45cm long, 0.2 – 1.5cm in diameter. It tapers towards the end. The surface is light yellow white in colour, rough, with irregular longitudinal grooves and fractures and spot-shaped marks of fibrous roots sticking out. The skin of the broken surface is light yellow white while the wooden part is yellow. The skin and the wooden part are easily separated. It is brittle. The flavour is slightly sweet, with special smell.

Keep in a well-ventilated and dry place. Protect it from mould and moths.

Description of Quality Herb
The good one is slender and even in shape, white in colour and dense.

Professional Advice
The sun-dried herb with skin has pale brown surface and white, powdery broken surface.

Glehnia and Peanut Drink

Effects It alleviates the symptoms of dry cough, shortness of breath with a dry throat, a reddened tongue (indicating heatiness), constipation and difficulty in urination with dark-coloured urine.

Glehnia root 25g, peanut kernels 25g, ginkgo 25g, lily bulb 25g, rock sugar to taste.

1.Boil the four herbs together.
2.Add the rock sugar and stir till dissolved.

Glehnia Stewed Pork

Effects Beneficial to those who are experiencing insufficiency of stomachyin leading to irregular appetite or loss of appetite. It moistens the lungs, alleviates coughing and improves the appetite.

Glehnia root 15g, Solomon’s Seal 15g, lily bulb 15g, Chinese yam 15g, lean pork 500 – 1000g.

1.Wash and slice the pork.
2.Place the pork and herbs in a pot with an adequate amount of water, and stew until the meat becomes tender.