Notopterygium comes from a perennial plant native to East Asia. The roots of notopterygium are dug up in the winter and the spring, cleaned, dried and then used in herbal preparations. Notopterygium is used to treat the flu and symptoms such as body aches, fever and headaches. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is very commonly used to treat joint pain and headaches. The extract could be used to treat skin conditions. It stops irritation, exfoliates dead skin, brightens dull complexion, and softens the skin due to its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. It is ideal for use in lotion and creams due to its lubricating effects to soothe cracked, dry and rough skin.