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Radix aristolochiae heterophyllae

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Han Zhong Fang Ji (Radix aristolochiae heterophyllae)


The drug is the root of Aristolochia heterophylla Hemsl. (family Aristolochiaceae), growing insparsewoods of hillside scrubs, and distributed in Hebei, Shaanxi, Gansu, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnanand Guizhou of China.

  1. 汉中防己
  2. Han Zhong Fang Ji
  3. Yellowmouth Dutchmanspipe Root
  4. 异叶马兜铃

The Effect of Radix aristolochiae heterophyllae


Pungent, bitter, cold; bladder, spleen and kidney meridians entered.


It is used to induce diuresis, subdue swelling and relieve rheumatic condition, reduce blood pressure; for the treatment of edema, dribbling and painful micturition, tinea pedis, rheumatic arthralgia and hypertension.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 5~10 g.