Ledebouriella Root (Fangfeng)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Radix Ledebouriellae|
|Botanical Name:||Ledebouriella divaricata (Turcz.) Hiroe|
|Common Name:||Ledebouriella root, Siler Root|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The roots is dug in spring and autumn, dried in the sun, soaked in water and cut into pieces.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, sweet and warm|
|Meridian:||Lung, liver, spleen, and urinary bladder|
|Functions:||To release the exterior and expel wind
To expel wind-dampness and alleviate pain
To alleviate spasms.
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Wind-cold exterior syndrome manifested as fever, chills, headache, and general pain.
*Use with Schizonepeta (Jingjie) and Notopterygium root (Qianghuo).
2. Wind-heat exterior syndrome manifested as fever, sore throat, red eyes, and headache.
*Use with Schizonepeta (Jingjie), Scutellaria root (Huangqin), Mentha (Bohe) and Forsythia fruit (Lianqiao).
3. Wind-cold-damp bi syndrome manifested as joint pain (arthritis) and spasms of the limbs.
*Use with Ledebouriella root (Fangfeng) is used with Notopterygium root (Qianghuo) and Chinese angelica root (Danggui).
4. Urticaria and itching of the skin.
*Use with Flavescent sophora root (Kushen) and Cicada slough (Chantui) in the formula Xiaofeng San.
|Cautions:||This herb should be used with caution for spasms sue to blood deficiency, and is contraindicated for cases of deficient yin with heat signs.|