Typhonium tuber (Baifuzi)
Pharmaceutical Name: Rhizoma Typhonii gigantei seu Radix Aconiti coreani
Botanical Name: 1. Typhonium giganteum Engl.. 2. Aconitum coreanum (Levl.) Raip.
Common Name: Typhonus, Typhonium tuber
Source of Earliest Record: Zhongyao Zhi
Part Used: The tuberous rhizomes are dug in autumn. After the fibrous roots and bark have been removed, the rhizomes are steamed with sulphur once or twice. Then they are dried in the sun and cut into slices.
Natural Properties & Taste: Pungent, sweet, warm and toxic
Meridians: Spleen and stomach
1. To dry dampness and resolve phlegm.
2. To dispel wind and stop spasms.
3. To release toxins and disperse nodules.
1. Excessive wind-phlegm manifested as spasms, convulsions and facial paralysis. Typhonium tuber (Baifuzi) is used with Arisaema tuber (Tiannanxing), Pinellia tuber (Banxia), Gastrodia tuber (Tianma) and Scorpion (Quanxie).
2. Convulsions and spasms in tetanus. Typhonium tuber (Baifuzi) is used with Arisaema tuber (Tiannanxing), Gastrodia tuber (Tianma) and Ledebouriella (Fangfeng).
3. One-sided headache (migraine). Typhonium tuber (Baifuzi) is used with Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) and Dahurian Angelica root (Baizhi).
Dosage: 3-5 g
Cautions & Contraindications: This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy. In general, the raw herb is not taken internally.