Ji Xue Teng


Ji Xue Teng in TCM:

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

English Name: spatholobus, sub-erect spatholobus bulb
Pharmacuetical Name: Caulis Spatholobi
Properties: bitter, slightly sweet, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: SP, HT, LV

Flavors: sweet, bitter
Tonifies: blood

Special Properties:
circulates blood

Actions / Indications:
  • Promotes movement of blood: tonifies blood (dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea due to blood stasis and/or deficiency, irregular menses, modern use to build blood (RBC and WBC), particularly in conjunction with cancer treatments)
  • Opens channels; relaxes sinews (paralysis of limbs; bi syndrome due to blood stagnation and/or deficiency; numbness of extremities)

    Special Notes:
  • One study showed that Ji Xue Teng was effective to build RBC's and neutrophils within 3-5 days.

  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: caution for excessive menses)