Bitter, Pungent and cold
Stomach, liver and gall bladder
1. To dispel wind and dampness; 2. To stop pain; 3. to relieve edema.
1. Wind-damp obstruction syndrome: or damp-heat obstruction syndrome. Tetrandra root (Fang Ji) is used with Coxi seed (Yi Yi Ren), Talc (Hua Shi), Silkworm excrement (Can Sha) and Chaenomeles fruit (Mu Gua). 2. Cold-damp obstruction syndrome,. Tetrandra root (Fangji) is used with Cinnamon twigs (Gui Zhi) and Prepared aconite root (Fu Zi). 3. Edema: a) edema with heat signs-- Tetrandra root (Fangji) is used with Lepidium seed (Ting Li Zi) and Zanthoxylum (Jiaomu) in the formula Ji Li Huang Wan; b) edema with signs of weakness of the spleen-- Tetrandra root (Fangji) is used with Astragalus root (Huang Qi) and White atractylodes (Bai Zhu) in the formula Fangji Huangqi Tang.
This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficient yin.