Ji Xiang Teng – Paederia – Caulis Paederiae

Ji Xiang Teng

English Name: paederia

Pharmaceutical name: Caulis Paederiae

Medica Category: Wind-Cold Releasing Herbs

Properties: Ji Xiang Teng enters the Lung and Liver channels; it is sweet in nature and neutral to slightly warm in temperature.

What is Ji Xiang Teng?:

The Chinese Herb Ji Xiang Teng is the dried caulis of a deciduous plant in the madder family known by the botanical name Paederia scandens (aka chicken dung vine).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Ji Xiang Teng:

Ji Xiang Teng dispels wind-cold and is used to relieve body aches and joint pain associated with this condition.

Ji Xiang Teng is also used topically to treat neurodermatitis (a type of eczema) and internally (combined with Lu Dou (mung beans)) to treat organophosphorus pesticide poisoning.