Fang Ji Fen (Stephania Root)
Chinese Herb: Fang Ji (Fen) (Stephania Root)
(Fen) Fang Ji, specifically Han Fang Ji, is a wind-damp dispelling herb with a rather interesting radial pattern in the root--while perhaps not scientifically relevant, we've noted many of the herbs with similar properties share this type of pattern.
Fang Ji (Fen) acts to dispel wind and dampness to relieve pain and promotes diuresis.
(Fen) Fang Ji is perhaps most notable for its pain-relieving ability, especially in the lower regions of the body. It has a remarkable analgesic effect on swollen, painful, or hot joints.