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Fang Feng

Siler | 防風
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SKU S0080

Ingredient: Fang-feng root (fang feng).

FUNCTIONS: Dispels both exterior/interior winds, resolves surface, removes dampness, relieves convulsions, controls diarrhea and bleeding.*

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Mandarin: 防風
Pin-Yin: Fang Feng
English: Saposhnikovia
Korean: 방풍
Romaji: Bofu
Kanji: 防風
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Saposhnikoviae Radix


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


  • Acrid, sweet, slightly warm

Channels Entered:

  • Liver, bladder, spleen

Herb Actions:

  • Releases the exterior
  • Extinguishes wind
  • Disperses wind-dampness
  • Relieves pain and spasms


  • Not recommended for those with excess fire caused by a deficiency in yin
  • Not recommended for those with blood deficiency, or with absence of wind, cold, or dampness

Commonly Found In:

  • Siler & Astragalus Formula, Tu-huo & Loranthus Combination, Dang-gui & Arctium Formula

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