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Pa Shan Hu

爬山虎
爬山虎 #

Name

Pa Shan Hu (Japanese Creeper Stem)

Sources

The drug is the dried root or stem of Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Sieb. et Eucc.) Planch. (family Vitaceae), growing on rocks, walls and trunks, and distributed in most part of China.

  1. 爬山虎
  2. Japanese Creeper Stem

The Effect of Pa Shan Hu

Property

Warm, sweet, astringent.

Actions

Dispel wind, dredge meridians, activate blood and remove toxicity.

Indications

Rheumatic arthritis; sores and boils, traumatic injury for external application.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 25~50 g, or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying on the affected area.