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Radix Acanthopanacis Senticosi

Ci Wu Jia
Ci Wu Jia #

Name

Ci Wu Jia (Acanthopanax Root)

  1. Ci Wu Jia
  2. Manyprickle Acanto-Panax Root
  3. 刺五加
  4. Acanthopanax Root

The Effect of Radix Acanthopanacis Senticosi

Property

Pungent, slightly bitter, warm; spleen, kidney and heart meridians entered.

Actions

Invigorate the spleen and kidney, tonify qi and induce tranquilization.

Indications

spleen-kidney yang deficiency, inappetence, soreness and pain in lumbar and knees, insomnia and dreamful sleep.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 6~15 g, or made into pill or powder or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.

Cations

It is contraindicated in case of yin deficiency with effulgent fire.