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Fu Zi in TCM:Explore the properties of Fu Zi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):
English Name: aconite, prepared daughter root of common monk's hood
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Aconiti Lateralis Praeparata
Properties: sweet, bitter, neutral
Channels: SP, HT, KD
Flavors: sweet, bitter
disperses cold, clears damp, disperses wind, alleviates bi syndrome
Actions / Indications:
- Rescues devastated yang (extremely weak yang qi with
abundant cold yin, shaoyin syndrome: diarrhea with undigested food,
chills, cold extremities, cold sweating, faint pulse, often occurs after
severe vomiting, diarrhea, or sweating; fu zi assists heart yang to
unblock the vessels, tonifies KD yang to augment fire and prevent loss
of yuan qi)
- Warms fire; assists the yang (cold womb, impotence,
abdominal cold pain, diarrhea, edema, yin jaundice, associated with
deficiency of SP or KI yang)
- Disperse cold; warms channels; relieves pain (wind-damp-cold
painful obstruction especially when cold is predominant; also for headache,
chest bi, abdominal pain due to cold)
- Incompatible with bei mu, gua lou, tian hua fen, ban xia, bai ji,
and bai lian
- Antagonistic with xi jiao
- Wu tou refers to all of these: fu zi, chuan wu, and cao wu
- Chuan wu is the main root of Aconite, whereas fu zi is the accessory
root of Aconite
- Cao wu is the wild form.
- "without gan jiang, fu zi is not hot" (refers
to mutual accentuation). "Gan Jiang stays and Fu Zi walks".
- All are very hot and toxic. Should cook long time to reduce toxicity.
- Gan Jiang warms SP and LU while Fu
Zi warms HT yang, SP yang, and KD yang.
- (cc: pregnancy)
- (cc: yin deficiency with false cold, true heat)
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