Botanical Name: Akebiae Caulis
Category: Drain Dampness
Temperature: Slightly Cold
Channels Entered: Heart, Small Intestine, Bladder
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Caution during pregnancy.
Actions & Indications:
- Promotes urination and unblocks painful urinary dribbling: for painful urinary dribbling from damp-heat in the Bladder with dribbling, rough, and painful urination. Also used for edema and ascites.
- Promotes urination and drains heat from the Heart via the Small Intestine: for such symptoms as irritability accompanied by sores of the mouth or tongue, and scanty urine.
- Promotes lactation and unblocks the blood vessels: for insufficient lactation; less commonly for amenorrhea, and for pain and stiffness in the joints.