vine stem with leaves of Trachelospennum jasminoides (LindI.) Lem., family
Vine stem oblong strips, 1-5 mm in diameter, multi-branched. Cork red-brown,
with spotted lenticels; nodes bearing adventitious roots. Leaves opposite,
elliptical, margin entire, slightly involuted, somewhat coriaceous. Bitter
in taste, slightly cold in nature, and attributive to heart, liver and
1. Expel wind-dampness and dredge the channels: For
rheumatism, muscular spasm and trauma.
2. Cool the blood to resolve carbuncle: For skin infection and pharyngitis.
1. An active component arction is a vasodilator and hypotensive.
2. Over dosage of arction may lead to convulsion and respiratory failure.