Chinese Starjasmine (Luo Shi Teng)

絡石藤
Chinese starjasmine (Luoshiteng)

Pharmaceutical Name: Calilis trachelospermi

Botanical Name: Tranchelospermun jasminoides (Lindl.) Lem.

Common Name: Chinese starjasmine

Source of Earliest Record: Shennong Bencao Jing

Part Used: The foliated stems are gathered in winter or spring, cleaned, dried in the sun and cut into small pieces. The raw stems can be steamed with yellow wine.

Natural Properties & Taste: Bitter and slightly cold

Meridians: Heart and liver

Therapeutic Effects:
1. To dispel wind and dampness and clear the collaterals;
2. To cool the blood and reduce swelling

Indications:
1. Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as rheumatic pain, spasm of the muscles and contraction of tendons. Chinese starjasmine (Luoshiteng) is used with Acanthopanax bark (Wujiapi) and Cyathula root (Niuxi).

2. Sore throat and abscess. Chinese starjasmine (Luoshiteng) is used with Honeylocust thorn (Zaojiaoci), Trichosanthes fruit (Gualou), Frankincense (Ruxiang) and Myrrh (Moyao) in the formula Zitong Linbao San.

Dosage: 6-15 g

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