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Pinellia ternata is a plant. An underground part called a tuber is used to make medicine.
Pinellia ternata is a common ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicine combination products. Many of these products are used for morning sickness. Pinellia ternata, along with ginger, is an ingredient in the herbal formulation Xiao-Ban-Xia-Tang (XBXT), which is used to prevent vomiting. Pinellia ternata is also used in Japanese Kampo medicine. It is an ingredient in Sho-seiryu-to (SST), which is used for the flu.
Outside of Chinese Medicine, pinellia ternata is used for nausea, morning sickness, cough, birth control, influenza (flu), swine flu, and pain and swelling (inflammation).