Plum Dragon Herbs

Wu Jia Pi (Acanthopanax Root Bark)


Wu Jia Pi acts to dispel wind and dampness, and strengthen the tendons and bones 

Chinese Herb

Wu Jia Pi (Acanthopanax Root Bark); Acanthopanax Gracilistylus, Slenderstyle Acanthopanax; Cortex Acanthopanacis

Known as "Thorny Ginseng" due to the plants resemblance to a ginseng plant with thorns, Acanthopanax root bark is acrid with a warm energy. The bark of this root is a largely encouraged and popular herb in China, in part due to the influence of the herbalist Shih-Chen Li. Acanthopanax wine is readily available in China and is said to slow down the aging process, among other benefits.

Like Clematis, this herb is also classified as an herb that Dispels Wind and Dampness.


Pungent, bitter, warm

Channels Entered

Liver, Kidney

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