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Wei Ling Xian (Chinese Clematis Root)

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Warm Wei Ling Xian (Radix Clematidis Chinensis)
Spicy, Salty, Warm
Radix Clematidis Chinensis
Tone Marks:
wēi líng xiān
Awesome Spiritual Immortal


  • Dispels Wind Damp, Opens Channels, Relieves Pain
    For Bi Zheng. It is best for muscle pain, spasms, cramps, numbness and stiffness in the extremities
  • Treats Stuck Fish Bones
    For fish bones stuck in the throat (not if large or deeply lodged)
  • Disperses Stagnation and Accumulation
    For hiccups and middle Jiao focal distention and accumulation

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Use with caution in Qi or Blood Deficiency cases
  • Use with caution during pregnancy

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • Overdose and extended long term use has resulted in gastrointestinal bleeding, burning sensation, swelling and ulcers in the oral cavity, vomiting, abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, dyspnea, bradycardia, agitation, pale face, cold sweat, dilated pupils and death in severe cases.
  • Topical overdose results in rash with blistering or possible allergic dermatitis


  • 5-10 grams in decoction, maximum of 30 grams for fish bone stuck in throat (Chen)
  • 6-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)