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Fang Feng #1098

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Pin Ying Name: Fang Feng

Chinese Name: 防風

English Name: Siler Root

Latin Name: Saposhnikoviae, Radix

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Herbs That Release the Exterior: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior (Wind-Cold Diaphoretics)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Sweet
Slightly Warm
Warm
Urinary Bladder
Liver
Spleen
Lung
3-10g 30g (Maximum)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Releases the Exterior and expels External Wind

  • Wind-Cold with headache, chills, aversion to Cold, and body aches

Expels Wind-Dampness and alleviates pain

  • Wind-Damp Bi, especially with Wind predominant

Expels Internal Wind and stops spasms

  • As an auxiliary for Liver Wind with trembling of hands and feet and tetany
  • Intestinal-Wind due to imbalance between Spleen and Liver with recurrent tenesmus and painful diarrhea with bright blood in the stool
  • Migraine headaches

Relieves diarrhea and stops bleeding

  • Liver and Spleen Disharmony with recurrent painful diarrhea, borborygmus and abdominal pain
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with Blood Deficiency with spasms.
  • Contraindicated for those with Wind-stroke, postpartum seizures, or convulsions.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency with Heat signs.
  • Contraindicated for those without Wind-Dampness or Cold.
  • Contraindicated for those with headache due to Yin Deficiency, liver Yang or Liver Wind Rising.
  • Contraindicated for those with difficulty passing stools or urine.
  • Contraindicated for those with nausea from rebellious Qi.
  • Contraindicated for those with cough from Fire.
  • Contraindicated for those with spontaneous sweating from Qi Deficiency.