Botanical Name: Polygoni multiflori Caulis

Category: Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit

Taste: Sweet

Temperature: Neutral

Channels Entered: Heart, Liver

Dosage: 15-30g

Key Characteristics:

  • Nourishes the Heart (yin & blood)
  • Calms the spirit (especially for dream disturbed sleep)
  • Unblocks the collaterals and nourishes blood (pain & numbness due to blood xu)
  • Expels wind (itching)

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • None noted.

Actions & Indications:

  • Nourishes the Heart and blood and calms the spirit: for patterns of yin or blood deficiency with insomnia and irritability. Especially useful for dream-disturbed sleep.
  • Nourishes the blood and unblocks the channels: for generalized weakness, soreness, pain, and numbness due to blood deficiency. Used as an auxiliary herb for painful obstruction.
  • Alleviates itching: used as an external wash for itching and skin rashes.