Aconite (fu tsu)

Nature: Hot; attributive to heart, kidneys and spleen.


  Aconite / Radix Aconiti Praeparata

(fu tsu) 附子

Nature: Hot; attributive to heart, kidneys and spleen.
 
Characteristics: The affiliated tuberous roots of aconitum plant. The fresh roots are being processed to decrease its toxicity and are being made into salty aconite, black aconite, white aconite and bland aconite, each with slightly different healing effects. Contraindicated for pregnant women.
 
Therapeutic effects: Treat yang energy exhaustion with coldness of limbs, fatigue and sleeplessness; dilate blood vessels of lower limbs to increase coronary flow and metabolism; warm and strengthen spleen and kidney for impotence, emission and edema; expel cold and alleviate pain in shoulder joint.