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Gan Mu Tong

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Name

Gan Mu Tong (Herba Clematidis Filamentosae)

Sources

The drug is the dried aerial part of Clematis filamentosa Dunn (farmily Ranunculaceae), growing along creeks or in ravines, dense woods or thickets; and distributed in Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, Yunnan of China.

Constituents

Its leaf contains flavonoids, saccharides, polysaeeharides, steroils, phenols, tanin, aminoaeids, ete.

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  2. Herba Clematidis Filamentosae

The Effect of Gan Mu Tong

Property

Bitter and slightly cool; heart and liver meridians entered.

Actions

It is used to tranquilize the mind, clear liver-fire, relieve pain and reduce blood pressure.

Indications

Headache, dizziness, conjunctivitis, hypertension, numbness of the extremities, insomnia, rheumatic arthritis, acute toothache, etc.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded and then plug the affected tooth.