Arisaema Tuber (Tian Nan Xing)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Rhizoma Arisaematis|
|Botanical Name:||Arisaema consanguineum Schott
Arisaema amurense Maxim.
Arisaema heterophyllum Bl.
|Common Name:||Arisaema tuber
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The tuberous rhizomes are dug in autumn or winter. After the fibrous roots and bark have been removed, the rhizomes are dried in the sun and cut into slices.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter, pungent and warm|
|Meridian:||Lungs, liver and spleen|
|Functions:||To dry dampness and resolve phlegm
To dispel wind and stop spasms
Reduces swelling and alleviates pain.
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Phlegm-damp cough manifested as profuse, dilute and white sputum and stifling sensation in the chest.
*Use with Pinellia tuber (Ban xia), Tangerine peel (Chen pi) and Immature bitter orange (Zhi shi) in the formula Daotan Tang.
2. Phlegm-heat in the lungs manifested as cough with profuse, yellow and thick sputum and stifling sensation in the chest.
*Use with Scutellaria root (Huang qin) and Trichosanthes fruit (Gua lou).
3. Wind-phlegm manifested as dizziness, vertigo, rattling sound in the windpipe, facial paralysis, epilepsy and convulsions in tetanus, spasms, insomnia, stroke, or seizures.
*Use with Pinellia tuber (Ban xia), Gastrodia tuber (Tian ma) and Typhonium tuber (Bai fu zi).
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy. In general, the raw herb is not used for internal use.|