Fang Ji

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Common Name: Stephania Root, Stephania
Botanical Name: Stephania Tetrandrae Root
Chinese / Pin Yin Name: Han Fang Ji, Fang Ji 

Han Fang Ji, also known as Stephania tetrandra, is a Chinese herb known for its potential health benefits, particularly in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Some of its purported health benefits include:

Anti-inflammatory properties: Han Fang Ji is believed to possess anti-inflammatory effects, which can be beneficial for conditions involving inflammation, such as arthritis.

Pain relief: It is also traditionally used for relieving pain, which could be helpful for conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and muscle pain.

Antirheumatic effects: Han Fang Ji is often used in TCM to treat rheumatic diseases due to its potential to alleviate symptoms and improve joint function.

Diuretic properties: It is considered a diuretic in TCM, meaning it may help increase urine production and aid in the removal of excess fluid from the body.

To use Han Fang Ji, it's important to consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner, especially if you're considering using it for medicinal purposes. In TCM, it is often prepared as a decoction (a concentrated herbal extract made by boiling the herb in water) or taken in powdered form.

The book "Healing Lyme" by Stephen Harrod Buhner discusses the potential benefits of Han Fang Ji in the treatment of Lyme disease. Buhner suggests that Han Fang Ji, along with other herbs, may have antimicrobial properties and can support the body's immune system in fighting Lyme disease.

Stephania root (Han Fang Ji) may be suitable for individuals who are looking for natural remedies for conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, or Lyme disease. However, it's important to note that individual responses to herbal remedies can vary, and consulting with a healthcare professional knowledgeable about herbal medicine is advisable before starting any new treatment regimen.

Fang Ji Dosage: Follow your healthcare professional's advice for how to use. 

Fang Ji Precautions: Do not use if nursing or pregnant. 

Stephania Root Benefits & Information

Fang Ji is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb to rid wind-dampness, ease pain, clear heat and promote urination. Fang Ji supports the body's natural regulation of fluids, benefits joints, temporarily ease pain, and aid the body's natural detoxification process.  It has anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and anti-bacterial effects.  It's can herb recommended by Stephen Buhner in his book about Lyme Disease. 
Fang Ji Properties: Very Cold, Bitter in Taste, Acrid 
Fang Ji Channels: 
Kidney, Bladder, Spleen
Fang Ji Naturally Occurring Components:  
Tetrandrine or Hanfangchin A, Fangchinoline (Hanfangchin B or Demethyl tetrandrine), Hanfangchin C, Menisine, Menisidine, Cyclanoline, Oxofangchirine, stephanthrine, glycosides, phenols, organic acids

Herbs that Combine With Fang Ji

Coix Seed   He Shou Wu   Hoelen

Healing Lyme Disease by S. Buhner, The Natural Health Dictionary:  Your Comprehensive A-Z Guide for Healing by Dr. Mao Shing Ni,

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