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Herba Paederiae

Ji Shi Teng
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Name

Ji Shi Teng (Chinese Fevervine Herb)

  1. Ji Shi Teng
  2. 雞矢藤
  3. 雞屎藤
  4. 鸡矢藤
  5. 鸡屎藤
  6. Chinese Fevervine Herb

The Effect of Herba Paederiae

Property

Sweet, sour, neutral; liver, heart ,spleen and kidney meridians entered.

Actions

Dispel wind and eliminate dampness, promote digestion and dissipate food stagnation, remove toxicity and resolve swelling, activate blood and alleviate pain.

Indications

Infantile malnutrition, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis, jaundice, sunstroke, scrofula, cough, traumatic injury, eczema, rheumatic arthritis, snake and scorpion bites, appendicitis, unknown toxin, dermatitis, scald, abdominal distension due to food stagnation, hepatosplenomegaly, poor appetite, dropsy due to qi deficiency.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g and large dosage can be 30~60 g, or socked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying or decocted for washing.