AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE HERBS
Pinyin: fang feng
ENGLISH NAME: Siler Saposhnikoviae
LATIN NAME: Saposhnikoviae Radix
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
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.