Da Fu Pi

Da Fu Pi in TCM:

English Name: areca husk, areca peel, betel nut peel
Pharmacuetical Name: Pericarpium Arecae
Properties: acrid, slightly warm
Explore the properties of Da Fu Pi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: warm
Channels: LI, ST, SP, SI
Flavors: pungent
Regulates: circulates qi, clears damp, resolves water accumulations, resolves food stagnation

Actions / Indications:
  • Promotes downward movement of qi; relieves stagnation (food stagnation, qi stagnation, epigastric and abdominal distension, regurgitation of food, belching with acid regurgitation, constipation, damp stagnation of ST and intestines)
  • Promotes urination; reduces edema (abdominal distension with edema, superficial edema, damp leg qi)
  • (cc: qi deficiency)
  • (cc: pregnancy)

    Special Notes:
  • da fu pi and bing lang are derived from different parts of the same plant (betel nut)