Yu Bai Fu (Rhizoma Typhonii), Xuchang
Yu Bai Fu is the turber of the perennial herb plant Typhonium Giganteum. The turber is oval, 2 to 5 cm long, and 1 to 3 cm in diameter. It has white or yellow white rough skin, which has marks of fibrous roots and sprouts. With white cross sections, the hard powder tuber is odorless and spicy. It is effective in dispelling the wind, stabilizing the fright, getting rid of venoms, reducing swelling, and killing the pain. It is used to treat the symptoms of apoplexy, phlegm congestion, facial distortion, rigid tongue, stammer, migraine, pharyngitis, sore throat, tetanus, and others. The external use of it is effective in treating scrofula, phlegm node, and bites of poisonous snakes.
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