Da Fu Pi


Da Fu Pi in TCM:

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

English Name: areca husk, areca peel, betel nut peel
Pharmacuetical Name: Pericarpium Arecae
Properties: acrid, slightly warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: LI, ST, SP, SI

Flavors: pungent

Special Properties:
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)

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

  • (cc: qi deficiency)
  • (cc: pregnancy)