Radix Saposhnikoviae Divaricatae or also known as Fang Feng is a powerful herb that has been used for hundreds of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. And Fang Feng is one of the most highly prized herbs of Chinese Medicine with many healing qualities.
Long History of Use – Fang Feng also known as Ping Feng and Siler Root has been used all the way back to 520 AD in Chinese Medicine. The plant is a small green plant with flowers and grows in many regions of China. The roots of the plant are used for making the herb which are dried and made into a powder and pills.
Contains – Fang Feng contains coumarines, polycetelines, spaoshinikoyans, and essential oils.
Powerful Antioxidant – Fang Feng contains polysaccharides like that found in green tea but even more powerful. And Fang Feng is great for healing and preventing free radicals damage to DNA thus preventing disease.
Great Anti-inflammatory Agent – Fang Feng is also an extremely good anti-inflammatory which helps with redness, swelling, and pain. A study in the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry showed that Fang Feng contains anomalin a powerful anti-inflammatory compound.
Antibacterial – Fang Feng is a powerful antibacterial agent which works well for treating Staph, Strep, Pseudomonas, Shigella, and Microsporon lanosum infections.
Reduces Pain – Studies with mice show that Fang Feng can dramatically reduce pain, and works great for rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, abdominal pain, and others types of pain.
Stops Trembling – Fang Feng also has the ability to stop trembling of feet and hands when used in mild doses, and it can also help with muscles spasms.
Lowers Fevers – Also studies show that Fang Feng can lower fevers for up to 2 hours with a single dose.
Good for Shock – Studies also show that Fang Feng also works well for treating symptoms of shock.
Great for Headaches – Fang Feng also works wonders for soothing away headaches and migraines.
Slows Tumor Growth – And studies show that Fang Feng can also slow the growth of cancerous tumors.
Helps with Itching and Rashes – Fang Feng also helps with itchiness and the rashes associated with itchy skin. Also helps with eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis in general, and it’s also used in lotions for skin problems, and as a soaking agent for rashes.
Colds and Chills – Fang Feng has long been used to treat those suffering from cold symptoms such as body aches, chills, coughs, sore throats, and vomiting.
Asthma – Fang Feng can also help with asthma because it’s an excellent anti-inflammatory agent.
Detoxing Agent – Fang Feng is also used as a good detoxing agent.
Diarrhea – Fang Feng also helps to sooth away diarrhea.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine – In TCM Fang Feng is used for getting rid of dampness, for treating the meridians of the liver, spleen, lungs, and bladder. And it’s called a sweet herb that gets rid of excess wind and it’s a warming herb.
Usually Used in Combination – In TCM Fang Feng is usually used in combination with at least 3 other herbs.
Forms – Fang Feng is usually taken in one of the following forms— powders, pills, capsules, or teas.
Dose – The average dose is usually from 3 to 9 grams a day.
Side Effects – Fang Feng can cause false fire symptoms in some people which creates a stiff neck. And should not to be taken by those with a Yin or blood deficiency such as anemia. And Fang Feng should not be taken by those who are pregnant, nursing, or by small children. And I recommend that Fang Feng be used under the supervision of a TCM practitioner.
Finding – To buy Fang Feng Herb google “Buy Fang Feng Herb” and lots of places that sell this powerful herb will come up. Or check with your local TCM practitioner, also Fang Feng can be found on Amazon and Ebay.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist
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