Fang Feng


Fang Feng in TCM:

Explore the properties of Fang Feng according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: siler, ledebouriella root
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Saposhnikoviae
Properties: acrid, sweet, slightly warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: SP, UB, LV

Flavors: sweet, pungent

Special Properties:
clears heat, clears damp, disperses wind, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Dispel wind, release exterior (external wind: can be either wind cold or wind-heat depending on which other herbs it is combined with)
  • Expels Wind Damp; Alleviate Pain associated with Bi (Relieves skin itching, Wind Damp Bi especially when wind is more predominant)
  • Expels Wind in Channels (migraines, tetanus, wind in the channels, external wind lodged very deep inducing internal wind, trembling hands, feet, )
  • Expels Intestinal Wind (SP / LV imbalance with recurring painful diarrhea or bright blood in stool)

    Special Notes:
  • Often paired with Jing Jie
  • Fang Feng is known as the 'wind herb that doesn't dry'
  • Fang Feng is known as having 4 functions for wind (compare with Cang Zhu which has 4 functions for damp)

  • (cc: blood or yin deficiency with spasms)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat)