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Shi Chang Pu

Acorus | 石菖蒲
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SKU A5760

Ingredient: Acorus root (chang pu) (Acori gramineus rhizoma).

Mandarin: 石菖蒲
Pin-Yin: Shi Chang Pu
English: Acorus
Romaji: Sekishobu
Kanji: 石菖蒲
Kampo: No

Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Acori tatarinowii Rhizoma


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Acrid, bitter, warm, aromatic

Channels Entered:

  • Heart, stomach

Herb Actions:

  • Opens the orifices, dislodges phlegm, and quiets the spirit
  • Transforms turbid dampness
  • Awakens spleen
  • Promotes qi movement
  • Promotes blood flow
  • Aids in reduction of swelling


  • Use with caution for those with yin deficiency with heat signs
  • Overdosage or long-term use is not recommended
  • Combination with Ma Huang is not recommended

Commonly Found In:

  • Ginseng & Zizyphus Formula, Mantis Formula, Lycium Formula

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