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Radix Saposhnikoviae (Radix Ledebouriella Divaricatae)

Radix Saposhnikoviae (Radix Ledebouriella Divaricatae) is used to release the exterior and expels wind: for headache, chills, and body aches due to externally-contracted wind-cold.

Pharmaceutical name: Radix Saposhnikoviae (Radix Ledebouriella Divaricatae)
Botanical name: Ledebouriella divaricata (Turcz); also known as Ledebouriella seseloides (Hoffm) or Saposhnikovia divaricata (Turcz) Shischk
Family: umbelliferae
Where grown: Helongjian, Jilin, Inner Mongolia, Hebei of China
When harvested: spring or autumn
Japanese: bofu
Korean: bangp'ung
English: ledebouriella root, siler
Literal English translation: "guard against wind"
Properties: acrid, sweet, slightly warm
Text in which first appeared: Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica

 

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