The TCM herb "ye jiao teng" which in english is "polygonum vine, fleeceflower vine", is categorized within the "herbs that nourish the heart and calm the spirit" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart and liver channels and exhibits bitter (ku), neutral (ping) and spicy (xin) 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:
As noted above, ye jiao teng is within the herbs that nourish the heart and calm the spirit functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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