Pharmaceutical Latin: Cortex Acanthopanacis
Common English: Acanthopanacis Root Bark
Eleuthrococcus Root Bark
Five Additions Root Bark
Siberian Ginseng
Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Dispels Wind-Dampness, nourishes (warms) the Liver and Kidneys and strengthens sinews and bones

Chronic Wind-Cold-Damp Bi with underlying Kidney and Liver Deficiencies generating weak or soft bones or sinews

Transforms Dampness and reduces swelling

Urinary difficulty, edema, and Cold Damp “Leg Qi

  • Use caution for those with Yin Deficiency with Heat signs.
  • Contraindicated for those without Wind, Cold or Damp pathogens in the Lower body who have Fire instead.

Cx. Eucommiae
Du Zhong

Rx. Clematidis
Wei Ling Xian
Rz. seu Rx. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo
Rx. Gentianae
Qin Jiao

Hb. Taxilli
Sang Ji Sheng
Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae
Niu Xi
Rx. Dipsaci
Xu Duan

Eliminates pathogenic Wind, Dampness and Cold, strengthens the Liver and Kidneys to strengthen sinews and bones and treat low back and leg pain, aching of the feet and knees, restricted movement of the joints and weakness of the lower limbs due to Kidney and Liver Deficiencies which allows Wind-Damp- Cold to enter.

Hypertension in patients with Liver and Kidney Deficiency.

Wind-Damp Bi causing muscle spasms and pain.

Long term illness causing Liver and Kidney Deficiencies and subsequently painful obstruction.

Hb. Taxilli
Sang Ji Sheng
Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae
Niu Xi
Rx. Dipsaci
Xu Duan

Fr. Chaenomelis
Mu Gua

Zi Ran Tong
Ru Xiang
Tu Bei Chong

Per. Arecae
Da Fu Pi
Fu Ling Pi

Developmental delays in the motor functions of children.

Trauma, including fractures.

Mild superficial edema.

  1. This herb is good for old and weak patients. It is soaked in wine and used for low back pain, arthralgia and difficulty walking.
  2. It is especially good when there is obstruction of the Qi and Blood flow.
  3. It is also useful for delays in the development of motor functions of children.
  4. Some sources say that this herb Invigorates the Blood and eliminates Blood Stasis.
  5. This herb is given when rheumatic or arthritic conditions appear together with underlying connective tissue weakness.
  6. The principle symptoms treated by this herb are joint pain due to Wind-Damp Bi and cramping and difficult movement of the sinews, but it is also useful for impotence, scrotal dampness, itching due to skin dampness, genital itching, cold aching of the lower back and spine and developmental delay in those motor skills which allow a young child to take its first steps. it also promotes the flow of urine and used for edema at the skin level.
  7. This herb has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  8. It is said to cure impotence, infection of the scrotum, dribbling urination in males, pruritis vulva, pain along the spinal column and pain and numbness of the feet in females.
  9. It is also said to Improve and regulate Jing, consolidate muscles and bones and improve will power.
  10. Prolonged administration will make a person's body feel light and prevent him from aging.
  11. To cure five kinds of strain and seven kinds of impairment, take 1g a day orally with wine.
  12. An outstanding feature of this herb is regulation and balance of bodily functions.
  13. Both Wu Jia Pi and Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng dispel wind-dampness, tonify the Liver and Kidneys and strengthen the sinews and bones. Sang Ji Sheng is neutral, more moistening, and milder in its ability to expel Wind- Dampness. It tonifies the Blood rather than the Yang of the Liver and Kidneys and is best at restoring Blood nourishment to the joints affected by Wind, Cold and Dampness. Wu Jia Pi is acrid, bitter and warm and primarily drives out pathogens. it also warms the Yang of the Liver and Kidneys.
  14. Sichuan Acanthopanacis Chuan Wu Jia Pi is warm acrid, quite gentle, harmonious and non-toxic. It is especially appropriate for medicinal liquor and is the substance used in Wu Jia Pi Liquor.