Hairy birthwort (Xungufeng)

Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Aristolochiae Mollissimae
Botanical Name: Aristolochia mollissima Hance
Common Name: Hairy birthwort
Source of Earliest Record: Zhiwu Mingshi Tukao
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations: The whole plant is gathered in summer or autumn, cleaned and dried.
Properties & Taste: Pungent, bitter and neutral
Meridian: Liver
Functions: 1. To dispel wind and dampness; 2. To clear the channels and collaterals; 3. To stop pain
Indications & Combinations: Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as joint pain, numbness of the limbs, tendon and muscle spasms and pain from external injury.

Hairy birthwort (Xungufeng) may be used alone in decoction or soaked in wine, or used with other herbs that dispel wind and dampness.

Dosage: 10-15 g

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