Herb 1 of 9 in Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Spicy, Sweet, Warm, Toxic
Rhizoma Typhonii Gigantei
- Dries Damp, Transforms Phlegm, Expels Wind, and Stops Spasms
For wind-stroke conditions, tremors, convulsions, facial paralysis, hemiplegia, bells palsy, epilepsy, tetanus, and migraines.
- Eliminates Toxicity and Dissipates Toxicity
For scrofula, snake bites, and other nodules due to phlegm and toxicity. Usually used topically for these conditions.
- Expels Wind-Cold-Damp and Stops Pain
Numbness, joint and muscle aches and pains, dizziness, and severe lateral headaches due to Cold-Damp or Wind-Damp conditions.
Contraindications and Cautions
- Do not use during pregnancy.
- Do not use in Yin deficient heat conditions.
- Do not use in heat stroke caused by Liver fire.
- Fresh Bai Fu Zi is toxic: Use only externally.
- This section is being researched, and is not completed.
Toxicity and Overdose
- This herb is considered toxic (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity).
This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: