Pinyin: shi chang pu

ENGLISH NAME: Grass-Leaf Sweetflag

LATIN NAME: Acori Tatarinowii Rhizoma

Pinyin: shi chang pu

Properties: acrid, warm
Channels Entered: Heart, Stomach

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Opens Orifices, Vaporizes Turbid Phlegm

2. Opens Orifices, Pacifies Shen (Spirit)

3. Transforms Turbid Dampness, Harmonizes the Middle Jiao

4. Benefits the Throat

5. Others

DOSAGE
5 to 10 grams for dried Shi Chang Pu, 10 to 20 grams for the fresh herb. Shi Chang PU is often used in decoctions or pills. Grind it into powder or use as a decoction for an external wash, if applying this substance topically.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use of Shi Chang PU is not suitable for patients with spermatorrhea, sweating, or yin and blood deficiencies.