English Name: sinomenium, Orient vine stem, Japanese sabia stem
Pharmaceutical Name: Caulis Sinomenii
Medica Category: Wind Damp Dispelling Herbs – Pain Relieving Herbs
Properties: Qing Feng Teng enters the Liver channel; it is bitter in nature and neutral in temperature.
The Chinese Herb Qing Feng Teng is the dried caulis of the plant Sinomenium acutum, a deciduous, climbing shrub that grows in thickets and woodlands ranging from Central China south to Nepal and parts of India as well as in Japan.
Qing Feng Teng dispels wind and dampness and opens the channels and collaterals to treat bi zheng (painful obstruction syndrome). It is used for pain and stiffness in the joints with swelling. It is also effective to treat back pain, muscle and tendon soreness, infant paralysis, and hemiplegia.