Pinyin: fang ji
ENGLISH NAME: Radix stephaniae tetrandrae
LATIN NAME: Stephaniae Tetrandrae Radix
Properties: acrid, bitter, cold
Channels Entered: Urinary Bladder, Lung, Kidney
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Dispels Wind and Dampness to Relieve Pain
2. Promotes Diuresis
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.