Typhonium Tuber (Baifuzi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Rhizoma Typhonii gigantei seu Radix Aconiti coreani|
|Botanical Name:||Typhonium giganteum Engl.
Aconitum coreanum (Levl) Raip.
|Source of Earliest Record:||Zhongyao Zhi|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The tuberous rhizomes are dug in autumn. After the fibrous roots and bark have been removed, the rhizomes are steamed with sulfur once or twice. Then they are dried in the sun and cut into slices.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, sweet, warm and toxic|
|Meridian:||Spleen and stomach|
|Functions:||To dry dampness and resolve phlegm
To dispel wind and stop spasms
To release toxins and disperse nodules
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Excessive wind-phlegm manifested as spasms, convulsions and facial paralysis.
*Use with Arisaema tuber (Tiannanxing), Pinellia tuber (Banxia), Gastrodia tuber (Tianma) and Scorpion (Quanxie).
2. Convulsions and spasms in tetanus.
*Use with Arisaema tuber (Tiannanxing), Gastrodia tuber (Tianma) and Ledebouriella (Fangfeng).
3. One-sided headache (migraine).
*Use with Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) and Dahurian Angelica root (Baizhi).
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy. In general, the raw herb is not taken internally.|