Chinese Starjasmine (Luoshiteng)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Calilis Trachelospermi|
|Botanical Name:||Tranchelospermun jasminoides (Lindl.) Lem.
|Common Name:||Chinese Starjasmine
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||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.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter and slightly cold|
|Meridian:||Heart and liver|
|Functions:||To dispel wind and dampness and clear the collaterals; To cool the blood and reduce swelling
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as rheumatic pain, spasms of the muscles and contraction of tendons.
*Use with Acanthopanax bark (Wujiapi) and Cyathula root (Niuxi).
2. Sore throat and abscess.
*Use with Honeylocust thorn (Zaojiaoci), Trichosanthes fruit (Gualou), Frankincense (Ruxiang) and Myrrh (Moyao) in the formula Zitong Linbao San.