What is Fang Ji?
, the name of traditional Chinese medicine. The dry root of Stephania tetrandra S. Moore
as a plant of the fangji family. Excavated in autumn, washed, removed the rough bark, sun-dried until half-dried, cut into sections, the larger ones were cut longitudinally, and dried.
Chinese herbal Fangji is bitter and cold in nature. Return bladder, lung meridian. This product is bitter to let down, pungent to loose, cold to clear, enter bladder, kidney, spleen meridian. It is effective in dispelling wind-dampness and relieving pain, and can clear away heat, especially for treating damp-heat arthralgia. Fangji mainly contains powdered tetrandrine, fangchinoline, cylindine, oxytetradine, fangzhirenine, etc. It has the effects of expelling wind and relieving pain, diuresis and detumescence. For rheumatic arthralgia, edema, beriberi, dysuria, eczema sore.
Types of Fang Ji
Han Fang Ji
Also known as: Fen Fang Ji. Perennial twining vines. The dry root of Fen Fang Ji is cylindrical or semi-cylindrical or massive, more or less curved, with transverse grooves and nodular lumps in the curved part, 10-15 cm long and 1-3 cm in diameter. Skin light brown or tan. Born in mountains and hills, grass or forest edges. It is mainly produced in Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Anhui, Hubei and other places. It is distributed in Hankou, so it is also called Han Fang Ji.
Guang Fang Ji
Also known as: Fangji Aristolochia. Perennial climbing mushroom, 3 to 4 meters long. The roots are thick, cylindrical, and the cork is well developed. Growing in thickets or sparse forests on slopes of barren hills. Distributed in Guangdong, Guangxi and other places.
Mu Fang Ji
Twining deciduous vines. Cylindrical root. Born on hillsides, lowlands, hills and roadsides. Distributed in Hebei, Shanxi, Henan, Shandong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangdong and Fujian.
Hanzhong Fang Ji
Also known as: Aristolochia heterophyllum. Climbing subshrubs with cylindrical and curved roots. In thickets on hillsides. Distributed in southwest and Shaanxi, Gansu, Hunan, Hubei and other places.
Growth environment of Fang Ji
Fangji is mainly distributed in Central China, South China, East China and other places, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Taiwan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guangdong, Hainan and other places are all distributed.
Fangji grows on the edge of mountains and hills, grass or undergrowth. It likes warmth and is more cold-resistant. The optimum growth temperature is 15-25°C, and the lowest can withstand a low temperature of minus 20°C. It likes humidity, is resistant to drought, and is afraid of stagnant water and rain. As long as the soil is kept slightly moist, it can grow normally. It likes to be fertile, preferably loose, fertile, well-drained sandy loam, avoiding clay and saline-alkaline soil. Fangji likes light, the plants grow vigorously with sufficient light, and half shade is preferred at the seedling stage, and it is easy to burn if the light is too strong.
Processing methods of Fang Ji
Collection and processing
Excavated in autumn, washed, removed the rough bark, sun-dried until half-dried, cut into sections, the larger ones were cut longitudinally, and dried.
Take clean Fangji slices, heat them in a pot over low heat, and stir-fry until slightly yellow, with occasional scorched spots, take them out, and let them cool.
Stir-fried Fangji with bran
Heat the pot, sprinkle wheat clam or honey bran, when it smokes, add Fangji slices, stir-fry until the surface of Fangji slices turns yellow, take it out, sieve off the wheat bran, and let cool.
Fang Ji TCM
Acrid in the mouth, bitter, cold in nature.
Return bladder, lung meridian.
Expelling wind and relieving pain, inducing diuresis to detumescence.
For rheumatic arthralgia, edema, beriberi, dysuria, eczema sore.
Traits and characteristics
Fang Ji is irregular cylindrical, semi-cylindrical or massive, often curved, with a length of 5-10 cm and a diameter of 1-5 cm. The surface is light grayish yellow, and there are often nodular tumors formed by deep transverse grooves at the bends. Heavy, firm in texture, flat in cross-section, off-white, rich in powder, with sparsely arranged radial textures. Slight gas, bitter taste.
Fang Ji is very bitter and cold, so it should not be used in large quantities, so as not to damage the stomach qi. It is contraindicated for those with loss of appetite and yin deficiency without damp heat.
(1) "Compendium of Materia Medica": apoplectic rheumatism, speech spasm, slanted mouth and eyes, damp heat in diarrhea.
(2) "Herbal Classic": Wind-cold and warm malaria, hot air all epilepsy, eliminating evil, diuresis and defecation.
(3) "Bie Lu": typhoid fever, cold and heat evil, apoplexy, convulsion of hands and feet, dredging interstitial space, sharpening nine orifices, stopping diarrhea, dispelling carbuncle, swelling and evil knots, and various scabies and insect sores.
Fang Ji benefits
Expelling wind and dampness
Fang Ji has the functions of expelling wind and dampness, relieving pain and clearing heat, and Xinnengxing San, which can be used to treat rheumatic arthralgia and other diseases.
Promoting water and reducing swelling
Fang Ji can effectively improve kidney function, promote the discharge of excess water in the body, have the effect of eliminating edema, and can also be used to treat dysuria.
Fang Ji tastes pungent, bitter, cold in nature, has the effect of clearing away heat, and has a good therapeutic effect on patients suffering from eczema and sores.
Fang Ji side effects
Damage to stomach qi
Fang Ji is bitter and cold in nature, so people with weak spleen and stomach, yin deficiency, frail body, and cold constitution should not use it. Misuse may lead to aggravated deficiency of yang qi, causing indigestion, stomach pain, fatigue, and cold limbs and other symptoms aggravated. Pregnant women, children and the elderly and infirm generally have poor spleen and stomach functions and should not use it.
Excitement of the central respiratory system
Modern pharmacology has found that Fang Ji contains a variety of alkaloid compounds such as tetrandrine (tetrandrine), tetrandrine B, etc. Excessive use of this drug may cause clonic convulsions and respiratory distress. Difficulty. Patients with mild symptoms have symptoms such as slight rapid breathing, chest tightness, palpitations, numbness of limbs, and trembling.
Tendrine in Fang Ji has certain genotoxicity. After large doses, especially misuse of Guang Fang Ji, it is easy to cause poisoning, nausea, vomiting, numbness of limbs, increased muscle tension, pale complexion, and cold sweats, coma and other symptoms.
Tendrin in Fang Ji also has the effect of inhibiting platelet aggregation and promoting fibrinolytic protein dissolution, so blood coagulation is not easy to occur, and patients are prone to bleeding after use and side effects that are not easy to stop after bleeding.
Other side effects
Tetrandrine in Fang Ji has the effects of dilating blood vessels and lowering blood pressure; Tetrandrine has the effects of lowering blood sugar, so when using it, you should pay attention to monitoring blood pressure and blood sugar to avoid hypotension and hypoglycemia.
How to take Fang Ji?
Put the Fangji into a porcelain pot or a stainless steel pot for decoction.
Fangji Huangqi Decoction
Fangji Huangqi Decoction, the name of a traditional Chinese medicine prescription. As a dehumidifier, it has the effects of replenishing qi and expelling wind, invigorating the spleen and diuresis. Indications for feng shui or rheumatism syndrome with deficiency of exterior. Sweating, bad wind, body weight and slight swelling, or joint pain, difficulty urinating, pale tongue with white coating, floating pulse. Clinically, it is commonly used in the treatment of chronic glomerulonephritis, cardiogenic edema, rheumatoid arthritis and other syndromes of feng shui and rheumatism combined with exterior deficiency.
Fangji Fuling Decoction
Fangji Fuling Decoction, the name of a traditional Chinese medicine prescription. From "Synopsis of the Golden Chamber" volume. For desiccant. It has the effects of replenishing qi and invigorating the spleen, warming the yang and diuresis. Indications for skin water disease, swollen limbs, moisture in the skin, limbs are moving.
Tangerine Peel Fangji Soup
Chen orange peel (soaked, whitened, baked), Fangji, mulberry root white peel (filed) 60 grams each, Evodia rutaecarpa (soup washed, dried, fried), betel nut (filed) 30 grams each, Dabu Bingzi ( File) 7 pieces, ginger (file, fried) 90 grams, licorice (broiled, file) 15 grams, coarsely pounded and sieved.
Take 6 grams per serving, add 220ml of water, add 3 stalks of scallions (cut), fry together until 160ml, remove the dregs, and take warm on an empty stomach.
Fangji Ginger Tea
Fangji 5g, ginger 3g, green tea 3g. Brew with 250ml of boiling water and drink. It can also be used to brew green tea with the decoction of Fangji and ginger.
Fangji Scented Tea
Efficacy: Diuretic and swelling, cure bladder fullness and edema.
Ingredients: Fangji 5g, Plantain 3g, Alisma 3g, Leek Seed 3g, Scented Tea 3g.
Usage: Brew with boiling water 300 for 5-10 minutes, and drink until the taste is light.
How to choose Fang Ji?
Fang Ji is the dry root of Stephania tetrandra S. Moore Fen Fang Ji, and the common counterfeit is Mu Fang Ji, which is the root of Stephania tetrandra S. Moore Mu Fang Ji.
Genuine Fang Ji original medicine is produced from camphor trees in Jiangxi, and it is irregular cylindrical, semi-cylindrical or massive, and often curved (in the shape of a pig's large intestine). The surface is off-white, and there are often nodular tumor-like masses formed by deep transverse grooves at the bends. The texture is solid, the cross-section is flat, powdery, and there are sparsely arranged radial textures. The taste is extremely bitter.
Counterfeit Fang Ji generally refers to Mu Fang Ji processed sheets, the skin is taupe, and the cross-section has dense radial texture.
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