Futokadsura Stem (Haifengteng)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Caulis Piperis futokadsurae|
|Botanical Name:||Piper Futokadsura Sieb. Et Zucc.
Piper hancei Maxim.
|Common Name:||Kasura stem
|Source of Earliest Record:||Bencao Zaixin|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The stems are gathered in summer or autumn, dried in the sun and cut into slices.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, bitter and slightly warm|
|Functions:||To dispel wind and dampness
To clear the channels and collaterals
|Indications and Combinations:||Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as painful and stiff joints, tendon and muscle spasms, lower back pain, painful knees and pain from external injury.
*Use with other herbs that dispel wind and invigorate the circulation of blood in channels and collaterals, such as Erythrina bark (Haitongpi), Large-leaf gentian root (Qinjiao) and Mulberry twigs (Sangzhi).