Wei Ling Xian (Chinese Clematis Root)

Wei Ling Xian (Chinese Clematis Root)

Herb 18 of 21 in Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness

Warm Wei Ling Xian (Radix Clematidis Chinensis)
Spicy, Salty, Warm
Radix Clematidis Chinensis
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Awesome Spiritual Immortal
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • 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

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & 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
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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

References Used

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