Stephania ( 汉防己 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Han Fang Ji
of Plant Used
This herb is used in formulas to treat inflammation of knees with spasms
of hands and feet; gurgling intestines with bloating; edema of lower half
of body with swollen legs and feet; arthritis and rheumatism; and high blood
pressure (TCM: external damp-heat conditions). Also used as a diuretic.
Usages and Functions
Promotes urination and reduces edema; expels wind dampness and alleviates
Formulas Used In
Clematis and Stephania; Stephania and Astragalus.
Do not use where there is internal dampness. Use cautiously with Yin deficiency.