Spirodelae Herba

Fu Ping

Fu Ping

Category: Cool, Acrid Release the Exterior

Taste: Acrid
Temperature: Cold
Channels: Lung, Bladder

Dosage: 3-9g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated in those with spontaneous sweating or deficiency of either blood or qi, use with caution in those without intense excess or heat.

Actions & Indications:

  • Induces sweating and releases the exterior: for patterns of exterior heat with head and body aches and an absence of sweating. This is one of the few cool, acrid herbs that is a strong diaphoretic. It is sometimes prescribed by itself for this purpose.

    Fu Ping

    Fu Ping

  • Vents rashes and stops itching: hastens the full expression of measles or other rashes and therby accelerates resolution of the disease. Also used for wind rash.
  • Promotes urination and reduces swelling: for hot superficial edema, primarily when it affects the upper body and is accompanied by urinary difficulty.