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Gou Teng #1212M

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Pin Ying Name: Gou Teng

Chinese Name: 鉤藤

English Name: Gambir Vine Stems And Thorns

Latin Name: Uncariae Cum Uncis, Ramulus

Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors (Substances that Calm the Liver and Extinguish Wind)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Slightly Cold
Cool
Pericardium Liver
Heart
6-16g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Extinguishes Wind and alleviates spasms

  • Liver Heat Transforming into Wind with tremors, seizures and eclampsia

Drains Liver Heat and pacifies Liver Yang

  • Liver Fire and Liver Yang Rising with headaches, irritability, red eyes and dizziness
  • Recently used for hypertension

Releases the Exterior

  • Exterior Wind-Heat with fever, headaches and red eyes
Contraindications
  • Use with caution if there is no true Heat.
  • Use with caution if there is no Liver Wind.
  • Do not use continuously alone at maximum dose for longer than four weeks.