Wei Ling Xian - Clematis Root

TCM Materia Medica

Wei Ling Xian TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "wei ling xian" which in english is Wei Ling Xian herb"clematis root", is categorized within the "herbs that dispel wind dampness" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the urinary bladder channels and exhibits acrid, salty (xian) and warm (wen) 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: 6-12g
  • Fish Bone: 15-30g

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

  • Dispels wind-damp and unblocks the channels, relieves pain.
  • Fish bone lodged in the throat.
  • Focal distention and accumulation in the middle burner.

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, wei ling xian is generally included in the following 1 formula:

ViewShu Jing Huo Xue Wan (Relax The Channels and Invigorate The Blood Decoction)

Primarily used for blood stasis with wind-damp in the channels and collaterals characterized by internal deficiency with external excesses - joint pain, muscle aches, numbness and/or pain in the lowe…

As noted above, wei ling xian 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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