Bai Fu Zi
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Bai Fu Zi in TCM:

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


Factoids:
English Name: giant typhonium rhizome
Pharmaceutical Name: Rhizoma Typhoni
Properties: toxic, acrid, sweet, warm


Temperature: warm

Channels: ST, SP, LV

Flavors: toxic, sweet, pungent

Special Properties:
eliminates toxins, disperses wind, resolves phlegm, reduces swelling


    Alternate Forms:
  • Zhi- internal use
  • Sheng: use topically - toxic

Actions / Indications:
  • Dries dampness, expels wind-phlegm; stops convulsions (wind stroke, facial paralysis hemiplegia, migraine headache, numbness, seizures)
  • Relieves Toxicity; Dissipates nodules (snake-bite; scrofula, and other nodules due to phlegm and toxicity: topical use w/ sheng form)


Contraindications:
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: yin def w/ heat signs)
 




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