(This whole page is a poor attempt of translation of the Illustrated Handbook for Medicinal Materials from Nature in Yunnan, mistakes are and will be made, sorry)
八角金盘 bā jiǎo jīn pán
手树 shǒu shù
Fatsia japonica (Thunb.) Decne. et Planch.
Skin (?) of the root, leaf.
Peel of the root : extract at end of spring beginning of summer, peel the skin off the root, get rid of the heart, dry in the sun.
Leaf : can be harvested all year.
Relieve cough and dispel phlegm. Used to treat cough from bronchitis, ungratifying coughing of phlegm.