Radish seed & Mustard seed
Radish seed is Warm, Sweet and Pungent. It clears Phlegm, stops Cough and Wheezing. It promotes Digestion, relieves Food Stagnation,
Mustard seed is Hot, dry and Pungent. It clears Cold Phlegm, stops Cough and Wheezing. It promotes Digestion, increases Circulation, promotes Urine, and helps clear Phlegm Nodules and Cold Swellings.
Together, these medicines are very effective to clear Cold Phlegm of the Lungs to stop Cough and clear congestion to free the Breath. This combination is used in TCM to clear Cold Phlegm from the Lungs.
They also strongly clear Damp and promote Urine, and help clear Gravel and Stones associated with Cold and Damp. This combination may actually be used in both Urinary and Gall Stones associated with excess Damp or Cold Phlegm.
They will clear Damp from other parts of the body also. They are of use in cases with poor Appetite, Diarrhea,
Fullness and sluggish digestion associated with Cold Phlegm conditions.
The combination may be of use in Phlegm Nodules and Cold Swellings.
Finally, they may be combined as an Emetic in people with cold phlegm.
This combination does not appear in any classical formulas of the West, although they have been combined in folk medicine.
1. To clear Cold-Damp and promote Urine, add Sea Holly root, Nettle seed, Onion seed, and Juniper berries