Plum Dragon Herbs

Fu Zi Zhi (Prepared Aconite)


Fu Zi (Aconitum Carmichaeli) is a herb used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It is classified as a warm and acrid herb and is commonly used to regulate the qi, warm the yang, and expel wind. The root of the plant is used for medicinal purposes and is believed to have the following properties and characteristics:

  • Regulates the qi: May help to regulate the flow of qi and alleviate symptoms of digestive issues and chest pain.

  • Warms the yang: May help to warm the yang and improve circulation, reduce joint pain, and alleviate symptoms of coldness. May help to relieve pain and discomfort associated with various conditions, such as arthritis and headaches. 

  • Expels wind: May help to expel wind and reduce symptoms of headache, dizziness, and body aches.

  • Warms the meridians: May help to warm the meridians and increase circulation, especially in the hands and feet.

In TCM, Fu Zi is commonly combined with other herbs to enhance its effectiveness and treat a variety of health conditions, such as digestive issues, respiratory infections, and menstrual cramps. It is typically administered in the form of decoction, powder, or pill. Due to its potency, Fu Zi should be used with caution and under the guidance of a licensed healthcare provider, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a medical condition.

High-Qualty Fu Zi: What does it look like?

High-quality Fu Zi, also known as Aconite or Chinese Monkshood, is a dried root that is typically brownish-yellow in color and has a rough, irregular surface with distinctive ridges and furrows. The root is commonly sliced and dried for use in traditional Chinese medicine. Our high-quality Fu Zi is sourced from the finest Aconite plants, ensuring potency and purity. 

How is Fu Zi prepared and processed?

Fu Zi, also known as Aconite Root, is native to China and other parts of Asia, including the Himalayan regions of India and Nepal. It grows in high-altitude, temperate regions, and is typically found in mountainous areas, meadows, and along riverbanks.

Optimally, Aconite should be grown in well-draining, moist, and fertile soil that is rich in organic matter.  This plant prefers partial shade to full sun, and while it requires consistent moisture, the plant should not be waterlogged.  By providing the optimal growing conditions, Fu Zi can thrive and produce high-quality roots that are used in TCM. 

Fu Zi roots are harvested in the autumn, when they are mature and contain the highest concentration of medicinal compounds, and then cleaned to remove dirty and debris. Next, our Fu Zi is processed traditionally, soaked in salt solution for numerous 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.

Fu Zi is a highly toxic plant, and must be processed and prepared carefully to remove the toxins before it can be used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is important to only use Fu Zi that has been sourced from reputable sources and processed according to traditional Chinese medicine practices, to ensure its safety and efficacy.

Safety Precautions for the use of Fu Zi

Fu Zi is a highly toxic herb and must be used with caution and under the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The following precautions should be taken when using and handling Fu Zi:

  1. Do not use Fu Zi if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, or stroke.
  2. Do not use Fu Zi in large doses, as it can cause serious side effects, including numbness, tingling, abdominal pain, vomiting, and even death.
  3. Always follow the recommended dosage and method of preparation indicated by a qualified practitioner.
  4. Store Fu Zi in a safe place, away from children and pets.
  5. Wear gloves when handling Fu Zi to avoid skin irritation or toxicity.
  6. Avoid direct contact with eyes, nose, and mouth when handling Fu Zi.
  7. If you experience any adverse reactions, stop using Fu Zi immediately and seek medical attention.

In conclusion, Fu Zi is a highly potent herb that must be used with caution and only under the guidance of a qualified practitioner. To ensure safety, it is important to follow all precautions and guidelines when using and handling Fu Zi for medicinal purposes.

It’s important to note that this is a general guideline and it’s always best to consult with a healthcare professional or herbalist to determine the right dosage and usage for you

Additional Information about Fu Zi

Common Names: Fu Zi (Aconite, Prepared Daughter Root of Common Monks' Hood); Aconitum carmichaeli Debx.; Radix Aconiti Lateralis Praeparata

Properties: Acrid, hot, toxic

Channels Entered: Heart, Kidney, Spleen


Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Lilian Dregalla
Excellent quality herbs

I ordered prepared aconite (fu zi) and was impressed with the quality. I've also ordered Plum Dragon's organic ginseng (root) several times in the past, and it was consistently good quality as well. Plum Dragon is prompt in shipping, too.

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very good seller, good product, quick delivery, thank you, i'll order again

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