Prepared Common Monkshood Daughter Root

Prepared Common Monkshood Daughter Root is also named Cao Wu, Radix aconiti agrestis, Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata, 草乌, 乌头, 草烏, 烏頭, 草乌头, Wu Tou, 草烏頭
Cao Wu
Cao Wu


Cao Wu (Radix aconiti agrestis)


Pungent, bitter, hot; toxic; heart, liver, kidney and spleen meridians entered.


Dispel wind-damp, warm meridians and alleviate pain.


Arthralgia syndrome due to wind, cold, and dampness; pain of joints; cold pain of epigastrium and abdomen; pain of hernia due to cold; traumatic injury; pain of tendons and bones.

Dosage and administration

Decoct 1.5~3 g. Boil it first in water for a long time.


The raw products should be used cautiously. It is antagonistic to Ban Xia, Gua Lou, Bei Mu, Bai Lian and Bai Ji.