Fu Zi - Warm Interior and Expel Cold
HT, KD, SP (3-15g)


Fu Zi (A fuzzy blanket by the fire)

If your yang is devastated a fuzzy blanket will keep you warm by the fire and assist the yang. If you have a little frost bite you can be sure that curling up in a fuzzy blanket by the fire will disperse cold, warm the channels, and alleviate pain due to cold.

A fuzzy blanket by the fire is most useful to pregnant women (cc: pregnancy) but should be avoided in (cc: yin deficiency with false cold and true heat). However the fuzzy blanket is incompatible with bei mu, gua lou, tian hua fen, ban xia, bai ji, and bai lian. Also, the fuzzy blanket is antagonistic with Z Jelly, so don't spill Zi Jelly on the blanket cuz Mama get mad!!!! (antagonistic with Xi Jiao)

English Name: aconite, prepared daughter root of common monk's hood
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Aconiti Lateralis Praeparata
Properties: sweet, bitter, neutral

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
yang is devastated reescues devastated yang
warms by the fire... assist the yang warms fire; assists the yang
disperse cold, warms channels, alleviate pain disperse cold; warms channels; relieves pain


      Fu Zi Actions and Indications
  • Rescues devastated yang (extremely weak yang qi with abundant cold yin, shaoyin syndrome: diarrhea with undigested food, chills, cold extremities, cold sweating, faint pulse, often occurs after severe vomiting, diarrhea, or sweating; fu zi assists heart yang to unblock the vessels, tonifies KD yang to augment fire and prevent loss of yuan qi)
  • Warms fire; assists the yang (cold womb, impotence, abdominal cold pain, diarrhea, edema, yin jaundice, associated with deficiency of SP or KI yang)
  • Disperse cold; warms channels; relieves pain (wind-damp-cold painful obstruction especially when cold is predominant; also for headache, chest bi, abdominal pain due to cold)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with false cold, true heat)
    Special Notes:
  • Incompatible with bei mu, gua lou, tian hua fen, ban xia, bai ji, and bai lian
  • Antagonistic with xi jiao
  • Wu tou refers to all of these: fu zi, chuan wu, and cao wu
  • Chuan wu is the main root of Aconite, whereas fu zi is the accessory root of Aconite
  • Cao wu is the wild form.
  • "without gan jiang, fu zi is not hot" (refers to mutual accentuation). "Gan Jiang stays and Fu Zi walks".
  • All are very hot and toxic. Should cook long time to reduce toxicity.
  • Gan Jiang warms SP and LU while Fu Zi warms HT yang, SP yang, and KD yang.

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