Botanical Name: Erythrinae Cortex

Hai Tong Pi

Hai Tong Pi

Category: Dispel Wind-Dampness

Taste: Bitter, Acrid
Temperature: Neutral
Channels: Spleen, Kidney, Liver

Dosage: 6-15g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • None

Actions & Indications:

  • Dispels wind-dampness, unblocks the channels and collaterals: for wind-damp painful obstruction, especially where there is soreness and pain in the lower back and knees, or spasms of the extremities.  This herb can be used for patterns of either hot or cold, depending on the other herbs with which it is combined.
  • Promotes urination and reduces edema: for superficial edema due to dampness.
  • Treat itching skin lesions: used topically for scabies and other skin lesions.
  • Also used as a gargle for toothache due to dental caries.