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Siler root is an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat colds, fever, inflammation, and many other ailments. It is also believed to have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, and is used to treat a variety of skin conditions.



1. Anti-inflammatory: Siler root has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling, redness, and pain in the body.

2. Antioxidant: Siler root is high in antioxidants, which can help protect the body from free radical damage and fight the effects of aging.

3. Immune System Booster: Siler root can help improve the immune system by stimulating the production of white blood cells, which helps to fight off infection and disease.



  • While siler root is believed to have potential benefits for the immune system and to improve respiratory health, it can also cause digestive upset and even diarrhea in some people.

  • The herb is sometimes used to reduce inflammation and relieve pain, but it can also have immunostimulatory effects, which can exacerbate certain inflammatory conditions.

  • Siler root can interact with certain medications, including blood thinners and medications for diabetes, and should not be used by people taking these medications without first consulting a healthcare provider.

  • The use of siler root has not been extensively studied, and there may be other potential contradictions or side effects that are not yet known.


Tastes Like:

Siler root has a slightly bitter taste with a hint of sweetness.



The best way to prepare siler root is to steep it in water to make a tea. To do this, add 1 teaspoon of siler root to 1 cup of hot water and let it steep for 10-15 minutes. You can also add honey, lemon, or other herbs to improve the flavor.

Siler Root (Fang Feng)

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