Chinese Herb: Ji Xue Teng (Spatholobus, Millettia Root and Vine), Caulis Milletiae Seu Spatholobi

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Chinese Herb: Ji Xue Teng (Spatholobus, Millettia Root and Vine), Caulis Milletiae Seu Spatholobi

Herb 12 of 34 in Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

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

Chinese Herb 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

References Used

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