Areca Husk ( 大腹皮 ) ...Chinese Herb ...
Da Fu Pi
of Plant Used
Dried fruit husk of betel nut
Spleen, Stomach, Large Intestine, Small Intestine
This herb is most often used in formulas that treat bloating and congestion
in the digestive tract, regulate digestion, promote urination, and treat
general edema (TCM: for stagnant Qi and dampness). May also be used in some
formulas to treat worms due to its paralyzing effect on tapeworms in the
Usages and Functions
Moves Qi and reduces stagnation; expels dampness; promotes urination and
Formulas Used In
Use cautiously where there is Qi deficiency.
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