Wu Jia Pi

Acanthopanax gracilistylus W. W. Smith (Fam. Araliaceae) I. Branch with flowers and fruit; 2. Backside of the leaf; 3. Bud; 4. Flower; 5. Fruit; 6. Bark of the root pharmaceutical name Radix Acanthopanacis Senticosi english name manyprickle acanthopanax root part used root and rhizome

Radix Acanthopanacis Senticosi is produced mainly in northeastern China. Collected in autumn and spring, the roots and rhizomes are washed clean and dried in sunlight for use.

flavor, property, and channel tropism Pungent and slightly bitter in flavor, warm in property, acts on the Liver and Kidney channels.


Reinforces Qi to strengthen the Spleen, tonifies the Kidney, and tranquilizes the Mind.

clinical use and major combinations

For Deficient Spleen Yang and Deficient Kidney Yang manifested as poor appetite, general weakness, lassitude, aching of the loins and knees, insomnia, and dream-disturbed sleep.

dosage and administration

10—30 g, decocted in water for internal use.


None noted.

*See Wu Jia Pi, Acanthopanax Gracilistylus

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