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Bai Fen Teng

白粉藤
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Name

Bai Fen Teng (Radix Cissi repentis)

Sources

The drug is the dried root or entire herb of Cissus repens Lam. (family Vitaceae), growing in scrubs along creek, and distributed in Fujian, Taiwan, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, Guizhou and Yunnan of China.

  1. 白粉藤
  2. Radix Cissi repentis

The Effect of Bai Fen Teng

Property

Sweet, bitter, cool; heart and kidney meridians entered.

Actions

The root is used to remove heat, relieve swelling and pain; for the treatment of sore throat and furuncles.

The aerial part is used as resolutive; for the treatment of scrofula cause by phlegm-fire, edema, dysentery, and externally for snake bites.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 10~15g, or made into pills and powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.

Contraindication

It is contraindicated to pregnant women.