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Lily Bulb Recipe
Chinese Medicinal Food

Lily Bulb Recipe, Chinese Medicinal Food. Relieve cough, cure insomnia in summer.

Lily bulb (Baihe, 百合 in Chinese) is the rootstalk of lily flower. It’s Chinese medicine but often seen in Chinese dishes such as Stir Fried Celery with Lily Bulb, Mung Bean with Lily Bulb Congee, etc.


Lily bulb consists of thin layers, looks like garlic. It’s crispy in raw but tasted like mashed potato after long time cooked. There are two kinds of Lily bulb in flavor; one is a little bitter while anothr is a little sweet. Both can moisten the lung and calm the nerve. But the bitter one is better for clearing away heat.


Lily Bulb function:

  • moisten the lung
  • clear away heart fire to soothe the nerves.
  • nourish viscera.


It can be used to treat the following diseases or as an assistant treatment.

  •  chronic cough caused by dryness and lung deficiency
  •  sore throat
  •  blood-stained sputum
  •  vexation and palpitation
  •  insomnia and dreamful sleep


Modern research shows that lily bulb can moisten the lung, relieve cough, tranquilize the nerve, and have anti-cancer effect.

lily bulb layers

Lily Bulb Recipes

Stir Fried Celery with Lily Bulb Recipe

Mung Bean with Lily Bulb Congee

Lily Bulb Cake

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