Da Fu Pi (Betel Husk)

Da Fu Pi (Betel Husk)

Herb 4 of 19 in Herbs that Regulate the Qi

Slightly Warm Da Fu Pi (Pericarpium Arecae Catechu)
Spicy, Slightly Warm
Pericarpium Arecae Catechu
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dà fù pí
Big Abdomen Peel
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Chinese Herb 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Use caution during pregnancy.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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

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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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