Stem of Polygonum multifiorum Thunb., family Polygonaceae.
herbaceous vine, slender-linear, somewhat twisted, branching, varying
in length, 2-7 mm in diameter. Surface purple-brown, with fine longitudinal
striae; nodes slightly enlarged, with branch scars and remained stipules
or its remnants. Cross section showing thin epidermis; xylem yellow-white,
with vessel pores; pith whitish. Sweet in taste, mild in nature, and attributive
to heart and liver channels.
1. Nourish the heart and tranquilize the mind: For yin-deficiency with
blood-deficiency manifested as vexation, insomnia, dreaminess and insanity,
mania, used together with Fructus Ziziphi Jujubae and Radix Polygoni MultiflorL
Expel wind to dredge the meridians and alleviate itching: For rheumatism
and urticaria (extemal use).
1. Decreasing the level of blood lipids and inhibiting the formation of
2. Oral administration of its decoction increases the level of blood sugar