Botanical Name: Clematidis Radix

Wei LIng Xian

Wei LIng Xian

Category: Dispel Wind-Dampness

Taste: Acrid, Salty
Temperature: Warm
Channels: Bladder

Dosage: 6-9g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Because this herb is very piercing and mobilizing, excessive use will readily injure the normal qi.  It should be used with caution in those with qi and/or blood deficiency or in the debilitated.

Actions & Indications:

  • Dispels wind-dampness, unblocks the channels, and alleviates pain: especially useful for treating wind painful obstruction, as it both releases the exterior and promotes the movement of qi in the channels.  It can be taken alone as a powder with warm wine for pain in the lower back and legs.
  • Softens and transforms fish bones: for fish bones lodged in the throat.  This herb is ineffective in the treatment of deeply lodged or relatively large bones.