Tu Fu Ling (Rhizoma Smilacis Glabrae)

Common Name: smilax or glabrous greenbrier rhizome
TCM Category: Clear Heat, Eliminate Toxins
TCM Functions: Eliminates Toxic Heat and Dispels Toxic Heat from the skin.
Relevant Pharmacological Effects*: Laboratory studies indicate that Tu Fu Ling has antineoplastic actions.

*Listed pharmacological effects and information about laboratory studies come from Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology by John Chen and Tina Chen.