Pinyin: da fu pi

ENGLISH NAME: Betelmut palm (pericarp)

LATIN NAME: Arecae Pericarpium

Pinyin: da fu pi

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

DOSAGE
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.