Gou Teng, 1lb

Gou Teng, 1lb

Gou Teng, 1lb

Brand Asia Naturals Raw Herbs
Unit Size 1 pound
Dosage 6-15 grms in decoction
Taste Sweet - Bensky
Properties Slightly cold - Bensky
Contraindications Use with caution in the absence of wind-heat or heat from excess.
Chinese Symptomology Tremors, seizures, eclampsia due to Liver heat with internal stirring of Liver wind; Headache, irritability, red eyes, dizziness due to Liver fire and ascendant Liver yang patterns; Fever, headache, red eyes due to exterior wind-heat - Bensky
Actions Extinguishes wind and alleviates spasms; Drains Liver heat and pacifies Liver yang; Releases the exterior
Pattern Liver heat with internal stirring of Liver wind; Liver fire; Ascendant Liver yang patterns; Wind-heat patterns
Channels Entered Pericardium, Liver
Branch Pericardium, Liver

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Chinese name Gou Teng
English name Uncaria Vine; Gambir
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Excerpted from Bensky:  Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica

  • Combine with tian zhu huang, huang lian, and chan tui for seizures*
  • Combine with long chi, shi gao, and zhi zi for childhood seizures.*
  • Combine with tian ma, ju hua, and shi jue ming for dizziness and vertigo due to Liver wind, as in tian ma gou teng yin.*
  • Add shi gao and fu shen for more extreme cases with accompanying symptoms of facial flush, short temper, and wiry pulse.*
  • Combine with xia ku cao, uj hua, and shi jue ming for hypertension due to ascendent Liver yang.*
  • Combine with bo he, chan tui, and jing jie for externally-contracted wind-heat with headaches and red eyes.  Also used for incomplete expression of rashes.*

Gou Teng - Uncaria

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