TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "shi chang pu" which in english is "sweetflag rhizome", is categorized within the "herbs that open orifices" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart and stomach channels and exhibits acrid, aromatic and warm (wen) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Shi Chang Pu may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, deafness (hearing loss), dizziness (vertigo), epilepsy (seizure) and/or memory problems
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, shi chang pu is generally included in the following 5 formulas:
As noted above, shi chang pu is within the herbs that open orifices functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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