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Bai Fu Zi (Typhonium Rhizome)

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Warm Bai Fu Zi (Rhizoma Typhonii Gigantei)
Spicy, Sweet, Warm, Toxic
Rhizoma Typhonii Gigantei
Tone Marks:
bái fù zĭ
White Appendage


  • 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.

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • 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).


  • 3-5 grams

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: