Latin name: Typhonium giganteum
Chinese name: bai fu zi
What is Typhonium?
When related to herbalism, typhonium refers to the Typhonium giganteum species of plant that is native to and distributed throughout much of China. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat the liver, spleen, and stomach meridians, and is most commonly associated with relieving bites and stings.
What are the health benefits of Typhonium?
In traditional Chinese medicine, typhonium is most commonly used to relieve insect bites and stings. It is also used as an expectorant for transforming phlegm, expelling wind, dissipating nodules, drying dampness, and relieving toxicity. In addition, typhonium is used to treat headaches, migraines, sore throats, tetnus, and Bell’s palsy. When applied externally, typhonium is used to treat snakebites.
Where can I find Typhonium?
Typhonium can be found online, in herbal specialty shops, and in the offices of Chinese medical practitioners.
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