Botanical Name – Fritillaria thunberghi
Chinese Name – ZHE BEI MU
English Name – Frittilaria Root
Fritillaria thunbergii is an Asian plant species of the Liliaceae or lily family. It is native to Kazakhstan and in the Xinjiang Province of western China, though now cultivated in other places and naturalised in Japan and in other parts of China.
The plant thrives in Bamboo forests, shady and moist places from near sea level to 600 metres.
This remedy should only be used under the supervision of a qualified practitioner, excessive doses can cause breathing difficulties and heart failure.