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Da Fu Pi (Betel Husk)

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Slightly Warm Da Fu Pi (Pericarpium Arecae Catechu)
Channels:
LI, SI, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Pericarpium Arecae Catechu
Chinese:
大腹皮
Tone Marks:
dà fù pí
Translation:
Big Abdomen Peel

Actions

  • Directs Qi Downward, Eases the Middle
    Treats abdominal distension, oppression and fullness. Especially if accompanied by incomplete evacuation or irregular evacuation. Also treats morning sickness.
  • Promotes Diuresis, Reduces Edema
    Treats edema with abdominal distension, superficial edema, and food stagnation. Also good for accumulated rebellious leg Qi.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Use caution during pregnancy.

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • 1 reported case of anaphylactic shock. Reported allergic reactions include urticaria, severe abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

Dosage

  • 3-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 4.5-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: