Hong Teng - Sargentadoxa Vine

TCM Materia Medica

Hong Teng TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "hong teng" which in english is "sargentadoxa vine", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the large intestine and liver channels and exhibits 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:

  • Dosage: 15-30g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Clears heat, relieves toxicity, reduces abscesses, and stops pain - for intestinal abscesses and skin lesions with heat, swelling, and pain.
  • Invigorates the blood, disperses stasis - trauma, dysmenorrhea, joint pain.

As noted above, hong teng is within the herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... toxins for the purpose of this categorization means fevers and other adverse effects of infectious diseases where patients are clinically sick. )".

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