Pharmaceutical Latin: Rhizoma Typhonii Preparatum
Common English: Prepared Giant Typhonium Rhizome
Herbs that Transform Phlegm and Stop Coughing: Warm Herbs that Transform Cold Phlegm
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Topically: as much as necessary
For bringing up congested Qi: 1-2g
Tincture: 0.5-2.5ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm, expels Wind and stops spasms

Wind-Phlegm affecting the head causing Wind-Stroke with tremors, facial paralysis, hemiplegia, tetany, temporalmandibular joint pain, severe lateral headache or migraine headaches

Wind-stroke with profuse Phlegm welling up in the throat, impairing speech

Relieves toxicity and dissipates nodules

Phlegm toxicity (topical and fresh) (snakebite, scrofula, other nodules)

Dries Dampness and stops pain and itching (expels Wind-Cold-Dampness)

Wind-Cold-Damp Bi

Damp skin problems (eczema) (powder and apply topically)

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin and/or Blood Deficiency with Heat signs.
  • Contraindicated for those with Fire symptoms.
  • Contraindicated for those with Windstroke from Liver Fire.
  • To avoid toxicity, internal dosage should not exceed 5g.

Bombyx Batryticatus
Jiang Can
Quan Xie

Rz. Arisaematis Preparatum
Zhi Tian Nan Xing
Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi Ban Xia
Rz. Gastrodiae
Tian Ma

Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi
Rx. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong

Facial paralysis and hemiplegia due to Wind-Stroke and Phlegm Obstruction of the channels.

Post-stroke deviation of the eyes and mouth.

Wind-Phlegm causing convulsions.

Headache due to ascending Wind-Phlegm.

Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi
Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii
Zhe Bei Mu

Rz. seu Rx. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo
Fr. Tribuli
Bai Ji Li
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Xiong Huang

Topically for snakebite.

Eczema of the scrotum. (internally and topically)

Applied topically as a powder for sweat blotches. (multiple macular patches of varying size such as those found in tinea versicolor)

Fungal infection.

Rz. Arisaematis Preparatum
Zhi Tian Nan Xing
Rz. Gastrodiae
Tian Ma
Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng

Bombyx Batryticatus
Jiang Can
Quan Xie

Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi
Hb. Schizonepetae
Jing Jie
Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Rz. Arisaematis Preparatum
Zhi Tian Nan Xing
Sm. Sinapis
Bai Jie Zi
Spina Gleditsiae
Zao Jiao Zi
Sm. Persicae
Tao Ren
Lignum Sappan
Su Mu

Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi
Rx. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong
Fr. Viticis
Man Jing Zi
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua


Muscle spasms and stiffness of the neck.

Opisthotonis with clenched jaws.

Facial paralysis, internally or topically by soaking a towel in the decoction and placing it on the affected area.

Headache and migraine.

Rx. Clematidis
Wei Ling Xian
Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis
Du Huo



Bi syndrome.



  1. In northeastern China the root of Aconiti Coreani Guan Bai Fu is used as this herb. It is very toxic and should not be confused with this herb.
  2. The literal translation of the name of this herb is “white appendage”. There are two different appendages. Rx. Lateralis Aconiti Carmichaeli Preparata Zhi Fu Zi or Hei Fu Zi means “black appendage” which is acrid, extremely hot and expels Damp-Cold from the Lower Jiao to warm the Ming Men and restore Devastated Yang. Prepared Rz. Typhonii Zhi Bai Fu Zi is acrid, warm and expels Wind-Damp-Cold from the Upper Jiao.
  3. This herb is especially good for the head and face.
  4. This herb is used in cosmetic face creams for.
  5. It can be used alone topically as a paste for scrofula.
  6. This herb treats true Cold and is not often used in decoctions, but is applied externally for chloasma.
  7. It is said that this herb cures gastralgia and arthralgia due to a Blood disorder.
  8. This herb has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  9. It has been reported to cure lymphotuberculosos.
  10. It is said that this herb relieves pain, removes toxins and promotes Qi circulation.
  11. Both Zhi Bai Fu Zi and Rz. Arisaematis Preparatum Zhi Tian Nan Xing treat Wind-Phlegm. Zhi Bai Fu Zi ascends and raises and is specifically indicated for expelling Excess Wind-Phlegm from the face and head. Zhi Tian Nan Xing expels Wind-Phlegm and stops spasms and is especially indicated for Wind-Stroke with profuse Phlegm welling upward, epilepsy and other seizure disorders.