Hong Teng – Sargentodoxa vine – “Red Vine”

Nature: bitter, neutral

Enters: Large Intestine, Liver

Actions: Promotes blood circulation, disperses stasis, alleviates pain; clears heat; eliminates toxicity; reduces abscesses.

• A key herb for appendicitis. For appendicitis, it is often used in high doses (60g) and is combined with herbs such as Pu gong ying, Da huang, and Hou po.
• Blood stasis: dysmenorrhea, trauma, joint pain.
• Wind-dampness: joint pain.
• Heat-toxicity: abscesses, skin lesions with heat, swelling, and pain.
• Prostatitis.
• Antibacterial.

Dose: 15-30g

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