Radix Cycleae Barbatae
Root of Cyclea barbata Miers, family Menispermaceae
Root terete, irregularly curved, 30 cm long, 0.5-2.0 cm in diameter. Surface
cork brown, slightly coarse, with rootlet scars. Cross section whitish
and radial. Prepared as short segments. Bitter in taste, cold in nature,
and attributive to liver and stomach channels.
1. Relax the muscles: Its alkaloids used as a muscle relaxant for restoration
2. Clear away heat and toxic material: For sorethroat, dysentery and diarrhea.
3. Disperse blood stasis and alleviate pain: For trauma, rheumatism, abdominal
pain and toothache.
4. Deprive dampness and relieve stranguria: For stranguria of heat type
and stranguria cause by urinary stone.
Antipyretic and analgesic.
Ampoule: Its alkaloid 0.8-1.0 mg/kg, or chloro-methyl-levocurare 0.2-.03
mg/kg IV as muscle relaxant.