Bai Fu Zi (Typhonium Rhizome)

Bai Fu Zi (Typhonium Rhizome)

Herb 1 of 9 in Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold

Warm Bai Fu Zi (Rhizoma Typhonii Gigantei)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Warm, Toxic
Latin:
Rhizoma Typhonii Gigantei
Chinese:
白附子
Tone Marks:
bái fù zĭ
Translation:
White Appendage
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & 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

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & 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)

Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-5 grams

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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