- Divaricate Saposhnikovia Root
- Saposhnikoviae Radix
|Medicinal Group||Wind-cold-dispersing medicinal|
Dried root of Saposhnikovia divaricata (Turcz.) Schischk. (Fam. Umbelliferae)
|Nature and Flavors||pungent, sweet; warm|
|Meridian Affinity||Liver, Spleen, Bladder|
To induce diaphoresis, to dispel wind, to alleviate rheumatic condition, and to relieve spasm
Headache in colds; urticaria; rheumatic arthralgia; rubella; tetanus
- Shufeng Liangxue Decoction (consisting of divaricate saposhnikovia root) is effective and safe in treating hormone dependence dermatitis, with the efficacy better and relapse rate lower than those of treatment with Western medicine alone.
In convulsions of blood insufficiency or blazing fire in yin deficiency, it must be used only with great caution
- Bai YS, Zhou CY, Wang JQ. (2008). Clinical observation on auxiliary treatment of hormone dependence dermatitis by shufeng liangxue decoction. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. , 28(12):1121-3.