Xiang Fu (Nut Grass Rhizome)

Xiang Fu (Nut Grass Rhizome)

Herb 16 of 19 in Herbs that Regulate the Qi

Neutral Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi)
Spicy, Slightly Warm, Slightly Sweet, Neutral
Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi
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xiāng fù
Aromatic Appendage
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Chinese Herb 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & 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

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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