Pinyin: fang ji

ENGLISH NAME: Radix stephaniae tetrandrae

LATIN NAME: Stephaniae Tetrandrae Radix

Pinyin: fang ji

Properties: acrid, bitter, cold
Channels Entered: Urinary Bladder, Lung, Kidney

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

1. Dispels Wind and Dampness to Relieve Pain

2. Promotes Diuresis

DOSAGE
4.5 to 9 grams in decoction.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS

Bitter and cold, Fen Fang Ji is damaging to the middle jiao and should be used with caution in patients with yin deficiency, in patients having no signs of damp-heat, or in patients with deficiency and cold of the Spleen and Stomach.