Xiang Fu


Xiang Fu in TCM:

Explore the properties of Xiang Fu according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: cyperus, nutgrass rhizome
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Cyperi
Properties: acrid, slightly bitter, slightly sweet, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: SP, LV, SJ

Flavors: sweet, bitter, pungent

Special Properties:
circulates qi, circulates blood

Actions / Indications:
  • Spreads and regulates LV Qi (abdominal pain and epigastric pain, abdominal pain, LV qi stagnation with hypochondriac pain and epigastric pain, disharmony between Liver and Spleen; frequent sighing; emotional distress; stomach pain caused by stress)
  • Regulates menstruation, relieves pain (irregular mensutration, dysmenorrhea, qi and blood stagnation in gynecological disorders: breast distension; stagnation signs in chest, breast, hypochondriac regions, abdomen)
  • (cc: qi deficiency without stagnation)
  • (cc: yin deficiency or heat in blood)

    Special Notes:
  • Both Xiang Fu and Chai Hu smooth LV qi and regulate menstruation.
  • Xiang Fu is called "the blood mover among the qi moving herbs" and is known as the "general of qi disease".
  • Xiang Fu is neutral.