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Introduction To Grassleaved Sweetflag Rhizome (shi chang pu)









Grassleaved Sweetflag Rhizome (shi chang pu)

Rhyzxoma Acori Graminei 

Properties: Pungent and bitter in flavour, warm in nature, it has affinity to the heart and stomach channels. Being pungent, volatile and warm in nature, it can invigorate channels; as a bitter agent, it can eliminate dampness; and as an aromatic, it also has strong irritability on the sense organs. It functions in removing phlegm to induce resuscitation, eliminating dampness, regulating the stomach and appetising, serving to treat coma due to invasion of phlegm-dampness to the heart, and oppressive chest and anorexia resulting from retention of dampness in the middle-jiao.

Effects: Removing phlegm to induce resuscitation, eliminating dampness and regulating function of the stomach.


1. For damp-phlegm syndrome caused by exopathogens. obstruction of the upper orifices or sense organs of the head by phlegm-dampness manifeted by fever, choking sensation in the chest, loss of consciousness, mental confusion and delirium, it is often used with herbs for clearing away heat and dampness, regulating the circulation of Qi and resolving phlegm, such as Radix Curcumae, Succus Bambosae, Lophatherum, Fructus Gardeniae, etc. , as in Decoction of Grassleaved Sweetflag Rhizome and Curcuma Root (Changpr Yujin Tang).

2. For retention of dampness in the middle-jiao, incoordination betweem the spleen and the stomach, vomiting, gastric distention, chest congestion and greasy fur, it can be used wit herbs for eliminating dampness to invigorate function of the spleen, regulating Qi-circulation and function of the stomach, such as Herba Agastachis, Herba Eupatorii, Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae, Rhizoma Pinelliae, etc, ; for dysentery due to noxious heat, it is used with herbs for clearing away heat and toxins and treating dysentery, such as Rhizoma Coptidis, Fructus Nelumbinis, Folium Nelumbinis, etc. , as in Powder for Relieving Lockjaw (Kaijin San).

In addition, it also can be used with cardio-tonics and tranquilizers  to treat insomnia and amnesia due to insufficiency of heart-qi.

Dosage and Administration: 5-10g.





For the convenience of customers, we offer the Grassleaved Sweetflag Rhizome (shi chang pu) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 6 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Grassleaved Sweetflag Rhizome (shi chang pu) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $50.00.


If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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