Ledebouriella Root for Infectious Diseases and Pain

[Name]
Ledebouriella Root, Radix Ledebouriellae, Radix Saposhnikoviae

[Chinese Name]
Fang Feng

[Parts Used and Preparation]
Root

[Flavors in Chinese Medicine]
Pungent, sweet; slightly warm

[Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels]
Urinary Bladder, Liver and Spleen

[Actions in Chinese Medicine]
The herb may expel exogenous pathogenic wind factors, relieve the exterior symptoms, remove dampness, and relieve pain.

[Uses in Chinese Medicine]
• Infectious diseases caused by exogenous pathogenic wind-cold factors with symptoms including headaches, chills, and body aches.
• Rheumatism and arthralgia shown as joint pain and muscle spasm.
• Tetanus shown as spasm, convulsion, opisthotonos, and trismus.

[Recommended Dosages]
3–10 grams. Add water to make decoctions.

[Warnings, Interactions, Side Effects]
Use with caution for those of the blood-deficiency, Yin-deficiency, or excessive-Fire types.

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