Hai Tong Pi


Hai Tong Pi in TCM:

Explore the properties of Hai Tong Pi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: erythrina, Oriental variegated coral bean bark, Himalayan coral bean bark
Pharmacuetical Name: Cortex Erythrinae
Properties: bitter, acrid, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: SP, KD, LV

Flavors: bitter, pungent

Special Properties:
clears damp, disperses wind

Actions / Indications:
  • Treating skin lesions (itchy skin, tinea, scabies, skin lesions, topical use)
  • Dispels wind-damp; unblocks channels; alleviates pain (spasms of extremities, for hot or cold patterns depending upon combination, wind-damp-bi, especially with soreness and pain in lower back and knees)

  • (cc: arrhythmia, hypotension)