TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "hai tong pi" which in english is "coral bean bark", is categorized within the "herbs that dispel wind dampness" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney, liver and spleen channels and exhibits acrid, bitter (ku) and neutral (ping) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, hai tong pi is generally included in the following 1 formula:
As noted above, hai tong pi is within the herbs that dispel wind dampness functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... for wind-dampness from the muscle, sinews, joints, and bones; bi-syndromes. wind-predominant bi (xing bi) - pain moves from joint to join…)".