Radix Saposhnikoviae or Fang Feng:a traditional herb nature warm and dispel the wind,its botanical introductions,indications and applications since ancient epoch.
- Basic Botanical Information of Radix Saposhnikoviae,Fang Feng.
- Botanical Description of Saposhnikovia divaricata.
- Phytochemicals and Constituents of the herb Radix Saposhnikoviae.
- Common Indications of Radix Saposhnikoviae,Fang Feng.
- Radix Saposhnikoviae:Administration Guide and Suggestions
- Radix Saposhnikoviae or Fang Feng:Notes from Ancient Herbal Classics and Herbalists.
- Research Update:Divaricata Saposhnikovia Root.
Applications and Properties:
Dispelling pathogenic wind and dispersing exopathogens from superficies of the body.
Rresolving dampness and arresting soreness.
Inducing diaphoresis to dispel wind(relieving exterior syndrome and relieve rheumatic pains,colds,etc.),
Overcome dampness and relieve pains,
It is slightly warm in nature but without dryness,and moderate sweet in taste with mild effects; it is considered as one of the medicines for dispersing the wind but with moisturizing effect;it can be indicated in exterior syndrome either with wind-cold or with wind-heat. For the treatment of syndrome of wind-cold, it is often combined with Henthae, Folium Mori; for the treatment of urticaria, skin itching, with Herba Schizonepetae,Fdructus Arctii,Fructus Tribuli,etc.
In the TCM system,the herb Radix Saposhnikoviae(Fang Feng) noted taste hot(spicy) and sweet,nature warm or light warm.Enter into urinary bladder,lung,liver,spleen meridians.
In the TCM system,the herb Radix Saposhnikoviae(Fang Feng) indicated for common cold with headache,exotenous wind-cold,headache and body pains,rheumatic arthralgia,itchy wind papules,affection of joint pain,abdominal pain and diarrhea,hemorrhoidal hamorrhage(hematochezia,discharging fresh blood stool),tetanus,Urticaria pruritus(itchy wind papules),sore and ulcer initial stage,etc.
Dosage:internal as decoction 5~10 grams,or into pellets,powder.External proper amount water decoction fumigating washing.
Safety and Toxicity:
Toxicity:Select rat male and female half and half with body weight 18~20grams,divided into 4 groups,ig administration different dosage Radix Saposhnikoviae(Fang Feng) preparations each time,observe death number in 5 days,count LD50 according to simplified probability unit method,result LD50 value is 213.8±25.4g(raw herb/kg).
- 1.Radix Saposhnikoviae or Fang Feng:a traditional herb nature warm and dispel the wind,its botanical introductions,indications and applications since ancient epoch.
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