Wei Ling Xian


Wei Ling Xian in TCM:

Explore the properties of Wei Ling Xian according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: clematis, Chinese clematis root
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Clematidis
Properties: acrid, salty, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: UB

Flavors: salty, pungent

Special Properties:
disperses cold, clears damp, disperses wind

Actions / Indications:
  • Dispels Wind Damp; unblocks channels; alleviates pain (wind damp bi, spasms of sinews, immobile joints, painful extremities)
  • Softens and Dispel fish bones (small bones that are superficially lodged in the throat)
  • (cc: qi and blood deficiency)

    Special Notes:
  • Wei Ling Xian helps to dislodge fish bones by relaxing the throat muscles - it does not actually dissolve bones.
  • Mu Tong is also called clematis, but is not the same as Wei Ling Xian.
  • Compared to Hai feng teng wei ling xian is stronger and faster. Hai feng teng is milder and moves blood.