Hong Teng – Sargentodoxa Vine – Caulis Sargentodoxae

Hong Teng

English Name: sagrentodoxa vine, sargent glory vine

Pharmaceutical Name: Caulis Sargentodoxae

Medica Category: Heat-Clearing and Toxin-Eliminating Herbs

Properties: Hong Teng enters the Large Intestine channel; it is bitter in nature and neutral in temperature.

What is Hong Teng?:

The Chinese Herb Hong Teng is the dried caulis from the plant Sargenta cuneata, a woody vine that hangs from trees in tropical and sub-tropical rain forests in Southeast Asia and China.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Hong Teng:

Hong Teng clears heat-toxins and invigorates blood to relieve pain. It is commonly used to treat intestinal abscesses that come from excess heat and the stagnation of qi and blood.

Hong Teng invigorates blood to dispel stasis and relieve pain is used in this regard to treat pain and swelling due to blood stagnation from traumatic injuries; it also treats menstrual pain rooted in blood stagnation.