Luo Shi Teng - Star Jasmine Stem

TCM Materia Medica

Luo Shi Teng TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "luo shi teng" which in english is "star jasmine stem", is categorized within the "herbs that dispel wind dampness" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and cold (han) 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: 6-15g

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

  • Dispels wind-hot-damp bi and spasms of the sinews.
  • Cools the blood and reduces swellings - toxic sores, sore throat.

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, luo shi teng is generally included in the following 1 formula:

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As noted above, luo shi teng 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 joint. cold-predominant bi (tong bi) - severe, fixed pain that is made worse by cold. damp-predominant b…)".

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