Stephania Root

Latin name: Stephania tetranda
Chinese name: han fang chi

What is Stephania Root?
Stephania root is a Chinese medicinal herb that is most prominently used for controlling blood pressure. While its medicinal use has mostly been limited to China, it is also used in Japan as a pain reliever.

What are the health benefits of Stephania Root?
Stephania root has anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, antibacterial, and diuretic properties. It is used to manage water retention and edema, eliminate stagnant bronchial mucous, detoxify the body, promote urination, and expel heat in painful joints. Stephania root is used to treat abdominal distension, inflammation, fever, and pain.

Where can I find Stephania Root?
Stephania root can be found online, at Asian markets, and in the offices of Chinese medical practitioners.

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