Platycodon As Alternative Medicine
Platycodon is an alternative medicine mainly used by the Chinese and Korean cultures. The Koreans used it to treat hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes. This herb is used in Chinese medicine to treat lung disorders, sinuses, ear, and eye and throat inflammation.
- It is a remedy for respiratory complaints such as asthma and bronchitis.
- It is a treatment for cough, cold and flu.
- It is effective in treating skin, lung and intestinal abscesses.
- It is a remedy for hepatitis in
Platycodon is available as root either cut or whole or powdered. Standard dosage is about 3 to 9 grams a day. Most herbalists recommend 6 grams of root powder a day. This herb is often used together with licorice in cough formulas. This herb can cause nausea in some individuals. Platycodon is an alternative medicine that is also used to treat sports injury.