Pinyin: wu jia pi
ENGLISH NAME: Acanthopanax
LATIN NAME: Acanthopanacis Cortex
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
Channels Entered: Kidney, Liver
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Dispels Wind and Dampness, Strengthens Bones and Tendons
2. Dispels Water Retention
5 to 10 grams.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use of Wu Jia Pi may be associated with drowsiness and sedation. Therefore, individuals who take this herb should exercise caution if driving or operating heavy machinery.