English Name: piper vine
Pharmaceutical Name: Ramulus Piper
Medica Category: Wind Damp Dispelling Herbs – Tendon and Bone Strengthening Herbs
Properties: Shi Nan Teng enters the Lung, Liver, and Kidney channels; it is acrid in nature and warm in temperature.
The Chinese Herb Shi Nan Teng is the dried vine and leaves one of three species of pepper vines (Piper wallichii (Miq.) Hand.-Mazz. var. hupehense; (and 2 others)) that grows all over China and Southeast Asia and is used medicinally in TCM for the actions listed below.
Shi Nan Teng dispels wind-cold and strengthens the soft tissue of the back and legs to treat bi zheng (painful obstruction syndrome) with weak legs and sensations of cold.
Shi Nan Teng stops cough (w/dyspnea) due to wind-cold invasion.