Pinyin: da fu pi
ENGLISH NAME: Betelmut palm (pericarp)
LATIN NAME: Arecae Pericarpium
Properties: acrid, slightly warm
Channels Entered: Large intestine, Small intestine, Spleen, Stomach
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Directs Qi Downward, Expands the Middle Jiao
2. Promotes Diuresis, Relieves Edema
3 to 10 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use Da Fu Pi with caution during pregnancy, because of its teratogenic and fetotoxic effects, as shown in mice.