Shi Chang Pu

Shi Chang Pu

Acori tatarinowii Rhizoma

Aromatic Open the Orifices

Taste: Acrid, Bitter, Aromatic
Temperature: Warm
Channels Entered: Heart, Stomach

Dosage: 3-9g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Use with caution in cases of yin deficiency with heat signs, or where there is irritability and excessive sweating, vomiting blood, or spermatorrhea.
  • Overdoseage or long-term use should be avoided.

Actions & Indications:

  • Opens the orifices, dislodges phlegm, removes filth, and quiets the spirit: for phlegm-dampness veiling and blocking the sensory orifices with such symptoms as deafness, dizziness, forgetfulness, a dulled sensorium, as well as seizures or stupor.
  • Transforms turbid dampness, awakens the Spleen, and promotes movement of qi: for such symptoms as chest and epigastric fullness and abdominal distention and pain due to dampness and turbidity obstructing the middle burner.
  • Promotes blood flow and reduces swelling: used both internally and topically for wind-damp-cold painful obstruction, trauma, and sores.
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