Spatholobus stem (Jixueteng)
Pharmaceutical Name: Caulis Millettiae. Caulis spatholobi
Botanical Name: 1. Spatholobus suberectus Dunn. 2. Millettia dielsiana Harms ex Diels
Common Name: Milletia, Spatholobus stem
Source of Earliest Record: Bencao Gangmu Shiyi
Part Used: The stems are gathered in autumn, dried in sun, soaked in water and cut into slices.
Natural Properties & Taste: Bitter, slightly sweet and warm
1. To invigorate the blood.
2. To nourish the blood.
3. To relax and activate the tendons.
1. Blood deficiency and blood stagnation manifested as irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea or menorrhea. Spatholobus stem (Jixueteng) is used with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), White peony root (Baishao) and Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong).
2. Soreness and painful joints caused by invasion of wind-cold-damp manifested as numbness of the limbs, or paralysis caused by poor nourishment of tendons and muscles due to deficient blood. Spatholobus stem (Jixueteng) is used with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong), Chaenomeles fruit (Mugua) and Mulberry mistletoe (Sangjisheng).
Dosage: 10-15 g