Da Fu Pi - Invigorate QI
SP, ST, LI, SI (6-9g)


Da Fu Pi - The Foopy Puppies

When Da Foopy puppies fell from the top floor the downward movement of qi dropped them in a traffic jam but they were totally unharmed because they landed in a giant coffee mug full of slightly warm coffee!.

Their mama was (cc: qi deficiency) when she found out and she swore never to get (cc:pregnancy) again!

English Name: areca husk, areca peel, betel nut peel
Pharmacuetical Name: Pericarpium Arecae
Properties: acrid, slightly warm

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
coffee promotes urination; reduces edema
downward movement of qi... traffic jams promotes downward movement of qi; relieves stagnation


      Da Fu Pi Actions and Indications
  • Promotes downward movement of qi; relieves stagnation (food stagnation, qi stagnation, epigastric and abdominal distension, regurgitation of food, belching with acid regurgitation, constipation, damp stagnation of ST and intestines)
  • Promotes urination; reduces edema (abdominal distension with edema, superficial edema, damp leg qi)
  • (cc: qi deficiency)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
    Special Notes:
  • da fu pi and bing lang are derived from different parts of the same plant (betel nut)

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