Niu Chao Teng (Herba Lygodii Flexuosi)
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.
The Effect of Niu Chao Teng
Sweet, slightly bitter, cold; liver, large intestine and kidney meridians entered.
Whole herb is used to relax muscles and tendons, promote blood circulation, clear heat and eliminate dampness, stop bleeding.
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.