The TCM herb "jin sha teng" which in english is "japanese fern", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the small intestine and urinary bladder channels and exhibits cold (han) and sweet (gan) 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:
Jin Sha Teng has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
A single herb is not often thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. Jin Sha Teng, however, is a strong candidate to be considered when needing to influence bladder damp heat.
Jin Sha Teng may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: fever, mumps, sore throat and/or urinary disorders (lin disease)
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, jin sha teng is generally included in the following 1 formula:
Painful/burning or diffulty urination possibly with increased urgency due to damp heat accumulation. Dark or scanty urine. Urinary stones. Urinary tract infection.
As noted above, jin sha 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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