Ci Wu Jia

Ci Wu Jia in TCM:

English Name: acanthopanax root, eleuthero
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix et Caulis Acanthopanacis Senticosi
Properties: acrid, slightly bitter, warm
Explore the properties of Ci Wu Jia according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: warm
Channels: SP, HT, KD
Flavors: bitter, pungent
Tonifies: qi, yang

Actions / Indications:
  • Strengthens SP and LU qi (asthma, cough , fatigue, poor appetite)
  • Nourishes HT and SP (poor appetite, fatigue, weakness, insomnia, poor memory, dream disturbed sleep)
  • Strengthens SP and KD yang (fatigue; weakness of low back and knees)
  • (cc: acute external invasions)

    Special Notes:
  • Considered an adaptogenic herb in western herbal terms: it helps the immune system adapt to stress
  • Aka Wu Jia Shen - Don't confuse with Wu Jia Pi.