Traditional Chinese Medicine/Fang Feng

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Meaning of Name:

Fang-Guard Against

Feng-Wind


English Name:

  • Saposhnikovia root
  • Ledebouriella root

Chinese Name:

  • 防风 (Pinyin: fáng fēng)

Latin Name:

  • Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae

Taste & Temperature:

Channels (all foot channels b/c root?)

  • Foot Tai Yang of Urinary Bladder
  • Foot Jue Yin of Liver
  • Foot Tai Yin of Spleen

Actions & Indications:

  • Disperse Wind-Cold (Warm & Spicy)
  • Expel Wind-Cold-Damp
  • expel Wind-Damp, stop pain
  • stop spasm
  • used for migraine headache
  • Expel Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat

Contraindications:

  • Qi or Yin deficiency causing excessive sweating
  • spasm due to Blood deficiency
  • Yin deficiency with Heat

Caution:

  • Yin syndrome
  • Blood deficiency
  • chronic skin infection

Antagonize:

  • Gan Jiang
  • Li lu

Counteract:

  • Bei Xie

Dosage:

  • 1-3 qian (3-9 grams)

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