Botanical Name: Stephanie Tetrandae Radix

Han Fang Ji

Han Fang Ji

Category: Drain Dampness

Taste: Bitter, Acrid
Temperature: Cold
Channels Entered: Spleen, Bladder, Kidney

Dosage: 4.5-9g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Its bitter, cold nature readily injures the Stomach.  Use with caution in those with underlying Spleen and Stomach deficiency or yin deficiency.

Actions & Indications:

  • Promotes urination and reduces edema: for edema (especially in the lower body), damp leg qi, gurgling sounds in the intestines, abdominal distention, or ascites due to dampness accumulating in the lower burner.
  • Expels wind-dampness and alleviates pain: for wind-damp-heat collecting in the channels with such symptoms as fever and red, swollen, hot, and painful joints.