Botanical Name: Spathlobi Caulis
Category: Invigorate the BloodTaste: Bitter, Sweet Temperature: Warm Channels Entered: Heart, Liver, Spleen
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Contraindicated in those with profuse menses.
Actions & Indications:
- Promotes the movement of and tonifies the blood: for blood deficiency patterns presenting with such problems as dysmenorrheal, irregular menstruation, or amenorrhea accompanied by abdominal pain.
- Invigorates the channels and relaxes the sinews: for numbness of the extremities, lower back pain, knee pain, or generalized joint soreness from wind-damp painful obstruction, with either blood deficiency or stasis. Also used for weakness of the extremities in the elderly or paralysis and vertigo due to blood stasis or wind-stroke.