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Xiang Fu (Nut Grass Rhizome)

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Neutral Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi)
Channels:
LIV, SJ, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Warm, Slightly Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi
Chinese:
香附
Tone Marks:
xiāng fù
Translation:
Aromatic Appendage

Actions

  • Regulates Qi and Spreads Liver Qi
    Used for all symptoms associated with Liver Qi Stagnation including pain in the hypochondrium, epigastric region, and abdomen along with fullness. Used for emotional disturbance, poor appetite, chest congestion and frequent sighing
  • Regulates Menses and Relieves Pain
    Treats gynecological disorders including dysmenorrheal and irregular menses. Also used for breast distension.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use for Qi Deficiency, Yin Deficiency with heat, or Heat in the Blood
  • Do not use in patients without Qi Stagnation symptoms

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted

Dosage

  • 6-12 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 6-12 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: