Shi Chang Pu


Shi Chang Pu in TCM:

Explore the properties of Shi Chang Pu according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: acorus, grass-leaf sweet-flag rhizome
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Acori
Properties: acrid, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: ST, HT

Flavors: pungent

Special Properties:
disperses cold, clears damp, resolves phlegm, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Opens the orifices, vaporizes phlegm, quiets spirit (phlegm obstructing sensory orifices: deafness, dizziness, forgetfulness, insomnia, dulled senses, stupor; seizures)
  • Harmonizes MJ; transforms turbid dampness (chest and epigastrium fullness; abdominal pain due to dampness distressing SP and ST)
  • Alleviates bi syndrome and skin disorders (for wind-damp-cold painful bi; trauma; sores; tinea; topical or internal use)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat)
  • (cc: excess sweating, vomiting blood or spermatorrhea)

    Special Notes:
  • Shi Chang Pu and Yuan Zhi both improve memory and cognitive performance. Shi Chang Pu works by opening sensory orifices and improving alertness, while Yuan Zhi calms the shen and relieves hyperactivity and poor circulation.