Pinyin: fang feng

ENGLISH NAME: Siler Saposhnikoviae

LATIN NAME: Saposhnikoviae Radix

Pinyin: fang feng

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

1. Dispels Wind and Releases the Exterio

2. Dispels Wind, Cold, and Dampness and Relieves Pain

3. Dispels Internal Liver Wind and Relieves Muscle Spasms and Cramps
4. Relieves Diarrhea and Stops Bleeding
5. Hemostatic

DOSAGE
3 to 10 grams in decoction.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS

Acrid and slightly warm, Fang Feng may consume qi, yin and body fluids. Therefore, it is contraindicated for patients who have yin-deficient fire,muscle cramps and spasms because of blood deficiency, or who have conditions that do not include the presence of wind, cold, or dampness.

Since Fang Feng is ascending in nature, it should not be used in patients with headaches or dizziness due to Liver yang or Liver wind rising.