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Feng Wei Sou Shan Hu

凤尾搜山虎
凤尾搜山虎 #

Name

Feng Wei Sou Shan Hu (maire joint-pinna fern rhizome)

Sources

The drug is the dried rhizome of Arthromeris mairei (Brause) Ching (Family Polypodiaceae), growing in moist places under woods or in crevices, and distributed in Shaanxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet of China.

  1. 凤尾搜山虎
  2. maire joint-pinna fern rhizome
  3. Rhizoma Arthromeris Mairei

The Effect of Feng Wei Sou Shan Hu

Property

Bitter, slightly astringent, slightly cold, slightly toxic.

Actions

Rhizomes is used to dredge collaterals, remove food stagnancy, relax the bowels and remove fire, for the treatment of osteodynia caused by rheumatism, sciatica, headache, abdominal distension cauded by retention of undigested food, constipation, conjunctival congestion and toothache.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~6 g, or soaked in wine.

Contraindication

It is contraindicated to pregnant women, the old and the weak.