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Hong Teng (Sargentodoxa Vine)

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Neutral Hong Teng (Caulis Sargentodoxae)
Channels:
LI, LIV
Properties:
Bitter, Neutral
Latin:
Caulis Sargentodoxae
Chinese:
红藤
Tone Marks:
hóng téng
Alt Names:
Da Xue Teng

Actions

  • Clears Heat and Toxins, Reduces Abscesses
    Especially important for intestinal abscesses with signs of heat, toxin, and stagnation. Also treats appendicitis and skin lesions with swelling and heat signs.
  • Dispels Blood Stagnation and Relieves Pain
    For sharp pain including trauma, sports injuries and dysmenorrheal

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnanacy.
  • Inhibits blood clotting, so beware of herb drug interactions.

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted

Dosage

  • 10-15 grams in decoction with a maximum dose of 30 Grams (Chen)
  • 9-15 Grams in decoction (Bensky)