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Ji Xue Teng (Spatholobus, Millettia Root and Vine)

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Warm Ji Xue Teng (Caulis Milletiae Seu Spatholobi)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Caulis Milletiae Seu Spatholobi
Chinese:
鸡血藤
Tone Marks:
jī xiĕ téng
Translation:
Chicken Blood Vine

Actions

  • Moves and Tonifies Blood
    Important herb for gynecological disorders including dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, irregular menses due to Blood stasis or deficiency.
  • Opens the Channels and Relaxes the Tendons
    For numbness, Bi Zheng, musculoskeletal pain, low back pain, knee pain, or joint soreness from Wind-Damp with Blood Deficiency or stasis. For paralysis or vertigo due to Blood Stasis or Wind-Stroke.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use during hypermenorrhea

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted

Dosage

  • 9-15 grams in decoction (Bensky)
  • 10-15 grams in decoction, maximum does is 30 grams (Chen)