Spatholobus Stem (Jixueteng)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Caulis Millettiae
|Botanical Name:||Spatholobus suberectus Dunn
Millettia dielsiana Harms ex Diels
|Source of Earliest Record:||Bencao Gangmu Shiyi|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The stems are gathered in autumn, dried in sun, soaked in water and cut into slices.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter, slightly sweet, and warm|
|Functions:||To invigorate the blood
To nourish the blood
To relax and activate the tendons
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Blood deficiency and blood stagnation manifested as irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea or amenorrhea.
*Use 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, pr paralysis caused by poor nourishment of tendons and muscles due to deficient blood.
*Use with Chinese angelica root (Mugua) and Mulberry mistletoe (Sangjisheng).