Botanical Name: Spathlobi Caulis

Ji Xue Teng

Ji Xue Teng

Category: Invigorate the Blood

Taste: Bitter, Sweet
Temperature: Warm
Channels Entered: Heart, Liver, Spleen

Dosage: 9-15g

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.