bulbus fritillariae cirrhosae seed

The bulbs of Fritillaria are demulcent, astringent, antitussive, febrifuge, expectorant, and pectoral.
They incorporate fritimine which brings down blood pressure, decreases volatility of respiratory centres, paralyses voluntary movement and counters the effects of opium. The dried bulb is used internally in the discourse of coughing, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, feverish illnesses, and abscesses, etc. Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae's are employed against breast and lung cancer in china.