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Acorus Rhizome

Acorus Rhizome

What is Acorus Rhizome?

Acorus rhizome, also known as Shi Chang Pu in Pin Yin and 菖蒲(石) in Chinese, is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb commonly used to treat a variety of health concerns. It is believed to have phlegm-resolving and qi-regulating properties.

TCM Patterns

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) principles, Acorus rhizome may be helpful for individuals experiencing TCM patterns such as phlegm dampness, phlegm blocking sensory orifices, wind-cold painful obstruction, and wind-dampness-painful obstruction.


It is important to note that Acorus rhizome should not be used by individuals experiencing yin deficiency heat patterns, irritability, excessive sweating, vomiting, spermatorrhea/vaginal discharge. It should also be avoided in cases of overdose or long-term use.


In terms of its medicinal properties, Acorus rhizome is believed to affect the heart and stomach channels and has a warm and aromatic-acrid-bitter taste.

Treatment Principles

Some potential treatment principles for using Acorus rhizome include transforming dampness, strengthening the spleen and stomach, dispelling phlegm, opening the sensory orifices and other orifices, quieting the spirit, promoting the movement of qi, promoting blood circulation, and reducing swellings.


Overall, Acorus rhizome has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine and may be helpful for a variety of health concerns. However, as with any herbal remedy, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before adding it to your treatment plan.

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