Chinese Herb: Fang Feng (Ledebouriella Root)

Chinese Herb: Fang Feng (Ledebouriella Root)

Herb 4 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Slightly Warm Fang Feng (Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae)
Channels:
BL, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae
Chinese:
防风
Tone Marks:
fáng fēng
Translation:
Guard Against Wind
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Releases the Exterior and Stops Wind
    For common cold with headache, body aches, and stiff neck.
  • Dispels Wind, Cold, and Damp Conditions
    For exterior Wind-Damp painful obstruction, cold and dampness.
  • Stops Spasms Associated with Wind
    Used with other herbs to stop trembling. Also used for wind due to Liver/Spleen disharmony resulting in recurrent, painful diarrhea with Blood in the stool.
  • Use for migraine headaches.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Caution in patients with Yin and blood Deficiency causing spasms or heat. Traditionally not used with Rhizoma Zingiberis Officinalis (gan jiang), Rhizoma et Radix Veratri (li lu), and Rhizoma Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae (bei xie).

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-9 grams.
  • Part used: root.

Chinese Herb Notes

  • Use with caution in patient's with internal wind, such as Parkinson's disease.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.

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