Source Kadsura Stem is the vine stem of Plperfutokadsura Sieb. et Zucc. and several species of the same genus, (Fam. Piperaceae.)
Producing Areas Guangdong, Fujian and Taiwan, etc.
Properties Spicy, Bitter, Slightly Warm
- Dispels wind-dampness, and opens the Channels and collaterals
For painful joints, stiff joints associated with arthritis.
- Relieves muscle cramps, pain in the lower back and knee
- Treats traumatic injuries
- Professional Tips
Haifengteng used in Northwest and Southwest China are the dry lichen bodies of Songluo (Usnea diffracta Vain.) and Long Songluo (Usnea longissima Ach.).
Usage and Dosage
6–12 g is used in decoction for oral use.
Also for external use.
Keep in ventilated dry place.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one has a stout and even stem, with fragrance.