Huang Teng – fibraurea stem – Caulis Fibraurea

Huang Teng

English Name: fibraurea stem

Literal Translation: “yellow vine”

Pharmaceutical Name: Caulis Fibraurea

Medica Category: Heat-Clearing and Blood-Cooling Herbs

Properties: Huang Teng enters the Liver channel; it is bitter in nature and cold in temperature.

What is Huang Teng?:

The Chinese Herb Huang Teng is the dried caulis of the fibraurea (Fibraurea recisa Pierre) plant. Native to parts of Yunnan and Guangdong provinces, it has large, woody vines (up to 10 m or longer) and brown stems made of bright yellow wood that are harvested in autumn, sliced, and dried for use as medicine.

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

Huang Teng clears heat from the Liver channel and can be used to address Liver Fire rising that is  causing the blood pressure to elevate.

Huang Teng dispels wind and can be used to help address itching of the skin.