Theory

Shi Chang Pu Sweetflag Rhizome - Chinese Herbal Medicine


Shi Chang Pu Names

  • English Name: Sweetflag Rhizome
  • Pinyin Name: Shi Chang Pu

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Functional Groupings



Shi Chang Pu Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Opens the orifices, vaporizes phlegm, quiets the spirit - sensory orifice disorders due to phlegm, deafness, dizziness, poor memory, dulled sensation, seizures.
  • Harmonize the middle warmer, transform turbid damp, abdominal pain.
  • Wind-cold damp - painful obstruction, trauma and sores.


Shi Chang Pu Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 3-9g




Shi Chang Pu Appears In 3 Formulas

An Shen Bu Xin Wan

Bi Xie Feng Qing Yin Wan

  • Dioscorea Formula To Separate The Clear
    • Generally for painful urination issues (gao lin) that arises from kidney yang deficiency.
    • With related kidney yang deficiency pattern - chronic urinary tract infections, leukorrhea, vaginal thrush.
    • Chronic prostatitis, particularly with white and cloudy urine.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in cases arising from bladder damp heat - ba zheng wan or san jin wan would likely be better.

Tong Qiao Huo Xue Wan

  • Unblock the Orifices and Invigorate the Blood Decoction
    • Blood stagnation particularly in the head - migraines and/or headaches with other sensory factors - auras, sound sensitivity, etc.
    • Dizziness, tinnitus, hair loss - with underlying blood stagnation signs.
    • Stroke, seizure disorder, post concussion headaches.
    • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • Avoid with heavy menstrual bleeding.
    • Use only under direction if you are taking blood thinners.
    • Generally not for long term use.



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