The old vine of Spatholobus suberectus Dunn, family Leguminosae.
old vine sturdy, terete or flat-columnar, 2-10 cm in diameter. Surface
red-brown, with longitudinal and deep grooves. Prepared as oblong-oblique
pieces, section showing an eccentric pith with two or more centers surrounded
by semi-annular phloems and covered by dark-brown resin; xylem appearing
reddish between the rings, vessel pores scattered. Sweet and harsh in
taste, mild in nature, and attributive to liver channel.
Enrich the blood and promote blood circulation, relax tendons and activate
the meridians: For blood deficiency and blood stasis syndrome manifested
as amenia, menalgia, menoxenia or soreness, numbness and immovability
of extremities. Recently used for leukocytopenia caused by radiation or
1. Inhibiting the development of formaldehyde-induced arthritis in rats
by gastric infusion of its decoction.
Intraperitoneal injection of its decoction exerts sedative and hypnotic
effects on rats.
3. Intravenous injection for dogs can dilate coronary and femoral arteries,
decrease peripheral resistance and increase the volume of blood flow.
4. Inhibiting the aggregation of thrombocytes induced by ADP or collagen.
Extract: 9-15g taken after dissolved.