Erythrina Bark (Haitongpi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Coxtex Erythrinae|
|Botanical Name:||Erythrina variegata L. var. orientalis (L.) Merr.|
|Common Name:||Erythrina bark, Coralbean bark|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Haiyao Bencao|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The thorny bark is gathered in the early summer, then dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter, pungent and neutral|
|Functions:||To dispel wind and dampness
To clear the meridians
|Indications and Combinations:||Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as rheumatic pain, spasms of the limbs and lower back and knee pain.
*Use with other herbs, which have the similar functions, such as Tetrandra root (Fangji), Clematis root (Weilingxian) and Futokadsura stem (Haifengteng).