California License Exams, Pacific College Comps
Zhi Fu Zi
Aconiti Radix Lateralis Preparata
Warm Interior and Expel Cold
Warms the Channels
The toxicity of this herb is actually quite low, because it has been processed correctly prior to its arrival in the pharmacy. Do not, however, exceed 15g per day. It is contraindicated for yin deficiency with false cold and true heat, and during pregnancy, and when consuming alcohol. Alcohol increases the absorption of the herb's toxic properties. Toxic reactions to this herb are usually due to overdose, or incorrect preparation of the fresh herb. Always take care to ensure proper diagnosis with this herb especially.
1.5-15g, pre-cooked 30-60 minutes.
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