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Areca Peel

Da Fu Pi | 大腹皮
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SKU A3470

Ingredient: Areca peel (da fu pi) (Arecae catechu pericarpium).

Mandarin: 大腹皮
Pin-Yin: Da Fu Pi
English: Areca Peel
Korean: 대복피
Romaji: Daifukuhi
Kanji: 大腹皮
Kampo: No


Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Arecae Pericarpium


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


  • Slightly warm, acrid

Channels Entered:

  • Stomach, spleen, large intestine, small intestine

Herb Actions:

  • Directs qi downward
  • Relaxes the stomach
  • Encourages urination
  • Relieves edema


  • Use cautiously for those who are pregnant

Commonly Found In:

  • Pogostemon/Agastache Formula, Magnolia & Atractylodes Combination, Aquilaria & Perilla Formula, Hoelen & Alisma Combination

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