Lai Fu Zi (Chao) (Semen Raphani)
Properties: acrid, sweet, neutral
Channels: Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
Key Characteristics: Transforms phlegm, reduces food stagnation, promotes the flow of qi in the Lungs, Spleen and Large Intestine.
Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. We primarily dispense dry-fried Lai Fu Zi as raw Lai Fu Zi causes vomiting (and is used specifically for emesis).
In any case, be aware that this herb (while great for what it does) has a penetrating odour that is very noticeable, so patients may need to be warned that they may turn heads if carrying it home. Small doses (3-6g) are sufficient. If raw is desired please select Lai Fu Zi (Raw) from the herbs list.