Botanical Name: Clematidis Radix
Category: Dispel Wind-DampnessTaste: Acrid, Salty Temperature: Warm Channels: Bladder
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.