Hairy Birthwort (Xungufeng)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Herba Aristolochiae Mollissimae|
|Botanical Name:||Aristolochia Mollissima Hance|
|Common Name:||Hairy Birthwort|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Zhiwu Mingshi Tukao|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The whole plant is gathered in summer or autumn, cleaned and dried.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, bitter and neutral|
|Functions:||To dispel wind and dampness
To clear the channels and collaterals
To stop pain.
|Indications and Combinations:||Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as joint pain, numbness, tendon and muscle spasms and pain from external injury.
*Use alone or in decoction or soaked in wine, or use with other herbs that dispel wind and dampness