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Let’s share with you a blind Chinese medicine-Bai Fuzi. White aconite is a more commonly used Chinese medicine. “Famous Doctors” is classified as middle grade.
The aliases of Baifuzi: Yu Baifu, Jixin Baifu (Shanghai), and Unicornis.
The source of the white aconite: It is a dry tuber with the skin removed from the perennial herb of the Araceae family Unicornis (Yubaifu). Cultivated or wild.
Producing area of Baifuzi: Mainly produced in Yu County and Changge, Henan. In addition, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Hubei and other places also have production.
Character identification of Baifuzi: The tuber is irregularly oval (like a small taro). It is 2 to 4 cm in length and 1 to 2 cm in diameter. The surface of the skinned skin is pale yellow and white, slightly smooth, and there are small bumps (fibrous root marks) around the body, forming a regular ring. There is a round concave stem mark on the top. If the skin is not removed, the surface is rough gray-brown or gray-yellow. It is often crimped, with brown stem base residues or scaly leaves on the top. Solid quality. The section is white silty. Slight breath, mild taste, spicy and piercing tongue. It is a little poisonous and should not be tried.
Preferably a large, uniform, fat and firm, white powdery.
The main components of Baifengzi: The tuber contains B～sterol, inactive inositol, and B-sterol～D～glucoside. Guanbai Attached contains six kinds of bioalkaloids: subaconitine, guanfu A, B, C, D, and sulphuric acid.
The efficacy and role of Baifuzi: expelling wind and phlegm, drying cold and dampness. Its effect may be sedation and analgesia.
The processing of Baifuzi: making and using. (The preparation method is the same as that of Southern Star)
The nature and flavor of Baifuzi: pungent, sweet, and warm.
The return meridian of Baifuzi: Entering the stomach meridian.
The function of Baifuzi: expelling wind and phlegm, antispasmodic.
Indications of White Monkshood: Stroke, phlegm congestion, crooked mouth and eyes, migraine headache, tetanus and other symptoms.
Clinical application of Bai Fuzi: 1. It is used for stroke, phlegm, and skewed mouth and eyes after cerebrovascular accident. Traditional Chinese medicine physicians, hemiplegia, often combined with silkworm and scorpion, as a prescription.
2. Used for phlegm headache (headache and symptoms of windy phlegm, cold phlegm, wet phlegm), migraine and cold-induced head energy, often with Angelica dahurica, Tianma, Dannanxing, Shouwu, Angelica , Ginger and other water decocted.
3. For external use to treat sweat spots, use white aconite powder, add a little realgar, use ginger juice to blend, rub the affected area, several times a day, after rubbing the sun to promote the recovery of pigment.
Attachment: Aconite can be divided into black and white. Heifuzi (Wufu) is usually called aconite, with pungent taste, hot sex, specializing in cold and dampness. The white aconite taste is pungent and wet in nature, which is longer than that of scorching cold and dampness, removes wind and phlegm and relieves headaches, and its sexuality is far less than that of black aconite.
Prescription example: Qianzheng San (Yang’s Tibetan Recipe): Prepare Bai Fu 6g, Stiff silkworm 4.5g, Scorpion 3g, decoct in water.
Note: Another species of Guan Bai Fu is produced in Northeast China, which is the root tuber of Aconitum aconitum of Ranunculaceae, and is commonly used in Northeast and East China. The mouth looks like a small grass black, contains aconitine, which is very toxic. According to the family, genus and composition, it should be grouped into the grass black, and should not be mixed with Yu Bai Fu.