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Niu Chao Teng

曲轴海金沙
曲轴海金沙 #

Name

Niu Chao Teng (Herba Lygodii Flexuosi)

Sources

The drug is the dried or fresh whole herb of Lygodii Flexuosum (L.) Sw. (Family Lygodiaceae), growing in or near forests, and distributed in Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, Guizhou and Yunnan of China.

  1. 牛抄藤
  2. Flexuose climbing fern herb
  3. Herba Lygodii Flexuosi
  4. 曲轴海金沙

The Effect of Niu Chao Teng

Property

Sweet, slightly bitter, cold; liver, large intestine and kidney meridians entered.

Actions

Whole herb is used to relax muscles and tendons, promote blood circulation, clear heat and eliminate dampness, stop bleeding.

Indications

Numbness due to rheumatism, urinary tract infection, calculi in urinary system, edema due to nephritis, dysentery, externally for traumatic injury and bleeding, etc.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 10~15 g. Proper dosage is for external application, decocted for washing or made into ointment for applying.