Luo Shi Teng – Trachelospermum – Star Jasmine stem – “Collateral Stone Vine”

Nature: bitter, slightly cold

Enters: Heart, Liver

Actions: Cools the blood; relieves swelling; eliminates wind-dampness; unblocks the channels.

Indications:
• Wind-damp: Bi, spasm of tendons (especially suitable for wind-damp-heat).
• Heat in the blood: sore and swollen throat, carbuncles, red, hot, painful abscesses, toxic sores.
• Can be used for pain in either the upper or lower body.
• One component, Arctiin, is vasodilatory and lowers blood pressure.

Dose: 6-15g

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