Chinese Herb: Hai Tong Pi (Coral Bean Back), Cortex Erythriniae

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Chinese Herb: Hai Tong Pi (Coral Bean Back), Cortex Erythriniae

Herb 7 of 21 in Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness

Neutral Hai Tong Pi (Cortex Erythriniae)
Channels:
LIV, SP, KI
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Neutral
Latin:
Cortex Erythriniae
Chinese:
海桐皮
Tone Marks:
hăi tóng pí

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Dispels Wind Damp, Opens Channels and Collaterals
    For muscles aches and pain in the low back and knees, spasms and pain in the extremities and joints.
  • Relieves Itching and Kills Parasites
    For itching skin lesions including scabies
  • Promotes Urination, Reduces Edema
    For superficial edema due to dampness
  • Relieves Toothache due to dental caries

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • None Noted

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 6-12 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 6-15 grams in decoction (Bensky)

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.