Ye Jiao Teng


Ye Jiao Teng in TCM:

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

English Name: polygonum vine, fleeceflower vine
Pharmacuetical Name: Caulis Polygoni Multiflori
Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: HT, LV

Flavors: sweet, bitter
Tonifies: blood, yin

Special Properties:
circulates blood, clears damp, disperses wind, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Nourishes HT Yin and blood and calms spirit (yin and blood deficiency with insomnia and irritability; particularly for dream-disturbed sleep)
  • Nourishes Blood; Dispels Wind; Unblocks Channels (generalized weakness; soreness; pain; numbness due to blood deficiency, wind damp bi; also as external wash for skin rashes and itch)
  • (note: No contra-indications!)

    Special Notes:
  • Ye Jiao Teng, He Huan Hua, and Bai Zi Ren all treat insomnia, but Ye Jiao Teng corrects insomnia due to blood deficiency while He Huan Hua is best for insomnia caused by LV qi stagnation. Bai Zi Ren is best for insomnia due to HT deficiency.
  • Ye Jiao Teng is for depression due to blood stagnation, while He Huan Hua is for depression due to Qi stagnation. For depression with phlegm choose Yuan Zhi, while blood deficiency depression is best treated with He Huan Pi.