Ren Dong Teng - Honeysuckle Stem

TCM Materia Medica

Ren Dong Teng TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "ren dong teng" which in english is Ren Dong Teng herb"honeysuckle stem", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the large intestine, lung and stomach 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:

  • Dosage: 9-15g

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

  • The stem of the honeysuckle plant (Jin Yin Hua) - similar functions, abscesses, sores, damp-heat bi syndromes.

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

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

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