Bai Fu Zi
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Bai Fu Zi in TCM:


Factoids:
English Name: giant typhonium rhizome
Pharmaceutical Name: Rhizoma Typhoni
Properties: toxic, acrid, sweet, warm
Explore the properties of Bai Fu Zi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


Temperature: warm
Channels: ST, SP, LV
Flavors: toxic, sweet, pungent
Regulates: 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)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: yin def w/ heat signs)