Fu Zi Zhi (Prepared Aconite)
Chinese Herb: Fu Zi (Aconite, Prepared Daughter Root of Common Monks' Hood)
Aconitum carmichaeli Debx.; Radix Aconiti Lateralis Praeparata
Acrid, hot, toxic
Heart, Kidney, Spleen
Our Fu Zi is processed traditionally, soaked in salt solution for various
days. This is done both to reduce toxicity and preserve the root; Fu Zi is
then steamed, peeled and cut by hand. The slices are steamed once again and
further rinsed over the next several days to eliminate residue of salt solution.
Once the salt residue is cleared, the Aconite medicine can finally be dried for packaging and use.