Bitter and cold2 MERIDIANS
Heart, small intestine and urinary bladder3 FUNCTIONS
- To promote water metabolism and relieve abnormal urination;
- To clear heat and promote lactation
- Damp-heat in the urinary bladder manifested as dysuria, painful urination, frequent urination, urgency of micturition and abdominal distension and fullness, or flaring up of heart fire manifested as ulceration of the mouth and tongue, irritability and blood in the urine. Clematis stem (Mu Tong) is used with Bamboo leaf (Zhu Ye), Licorice root (Gan Cao) and Fresh rehmannia root (Shendihuan) in the formula Daochi San.
- Insufficient lactation. Clematis stem (Mutong ) is used with Vaccaria seed (Wang Bu Liu Xing) and Pangolin scales (Chuan Shan Jia), or Clematis stem (Mutong) is cooked with Pin feet.
5-10 g6 COUTIONS
Avoid giving over overdosages of the herb. It is contraindicated during pregnancy.