CI WU JIA,
WU JIA PI
The root or root bark of Acanthopanax Obovatus, Acanthopanax Obovatus Hoo, Acanthopanax senticosus, Eleutherococci Radix, Eleutherococcus senticosus,
CI WU JIA, WU JIA PI *
Siberian Ginseng Benefits:
The root of this herb is a mild qi booster, but in TCM, the skin of the root is much more commonly used to Expel Wind Dampness from the Joints and Tendons.
Unlike Panax Ginseng or American Ginseng (which are roots and also hard to cultivate), Siberian Ginseng(Ci Wu Jia) is a cheap and abundant weed that grows in many areas.
Two different species are used, eleuthrococis senticosis, and acanthopanax senticosus. Neither is similar in properties to either American or Oriental ginseng. Ginsenosides characteristic of Panax ginseng are not found in the roots of Ci Wu Jia.
Chinese herbalists use the skin of the root of this plant mainly to treat Bi-Syndrome (arthritis).
Pungent and bitter, warm in nature, it acts on liver and kidney channels. Being pungent for dispersing exopathogens, bitter and dry for eliminating dampness, warm for dispersing cold and tonifying liver and kidney, muscles and tendons, the herb is suitable for syndromes of prolonged wind-dampness disease, muscular spasm, deficiency of liver and kidney, asthenia of muscle.
Effects: Expels wind-dampness, tonifying the muscle and bone, promoting diuresis to alleviate edema.
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