Caulis Sargentodoxae

 

Source
The old vine of Sargentodoxa cuneata (Oliv.) Rehd. et Wils., family Lardizabaiaceae.

Characteristics
Vine terete, somewhat curved, unequal in length, 1-3 cm in diameter, with grey-brown surface; cork often exfoliating to reveal dull red cortex. Prepared as olique elliptical pieces: the bark of the section red-brown, with 6 radial, symmetrical and square phloem inserting into the xylem, which is marked by radial bundles; ducts white, pores noticeable; rays red-brown, in altemating arrangement with the ducts. Bitter in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to large intestine channel.

Indication
1. Clear away heat and toxic materials, relieve carbuncle and disperse lumps: For appendicitis and dysentery, used together with Flos Lonicerae, Radix Paeonkie Rubra.
2. Promote blood circulation and remove blood stasis, expel wind and dredge channels: For dysmenorrhea and menoxenia due to blood stasis, trauma, rheumatism, etc.

Pharmacological Action
Its decoction possesses bacteriostatic effect on Staphylococcus aureus.

Administration Decoction: 15-30g.


   

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