Hong Teng - Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
LI (15-30g)


Hong Teng - Red Vine

Red vine grows in the toxic desert and is great for abcess, but eating too much will make you run in bloody circles until you get pain in your toes.

Pregnancy is ill advised with red vine (cc: pregnancy)

English Name: sargentodoxa vine
Pharmacuetical Name: Caulis Sargentodoxae
Properties: bitter, neutral

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
toxic desert... abcess clear heat; relieves toxicity; reduce abcess
run in bloody circles; pain invigorates blood; stops pain


      Hong Teng Actions and Indications
  • Clears heat; relieves toxicity; reduces abcesses (intestinal abcess, skin lesions with heat, boils, swelling, pain)
  • Invigorates blood; stops pain (bi-syndrome; trauma; dysmenorrhea)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
    Special Notes:
  • Hong Teng is very similar to Ji Xue Teng and the two herbs are sometimes used interchangeably. The difference is that Hong Teng treats intestinal abcess while Ji Xue Teng invigorates and tonifies the blood.

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