Hong Teng


Hong Teng in TCM:

Explore the properties of Hong Teng according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: sargentodoxa vine
Pharmacuetical Name: Caulis Sargentodoxae
Properties: bitter, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: LI

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
circulates blood, clears heat, eliminates toxins, reduces swelling

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears heat; relieves toxicity; reduces abcesses (intestinal abcess, skin lesions with heat, boils, swelling, pain)
  • Invigorates blood; stops pain (bi-syndrome; trauma; dysmenorrhea)
  • (cc: pregnancy)

    Special Notes:
  • Hong Teng is very similar to Ji Xue Teng and the two herbs are sometimes used interchangeably. The difference is that Hong Teng treats intestinal abcess while Ji Xue Teng invigorates and tonifies the blood.

  • (cc: pregnancy)