Ma An Teng – Beach Morning Glory – Herba Ipomoea Pescaprae

Ma An Teng

English Name: beach morning glory

Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Ipomoea Pes-caprae

Medica Category: Wind Damp Dispelling Herbs – Pain Relieving Herbs

Properties: Ma An Teng enters the Liver, Kidney, and Large Intestine channels; it is acrid and bitter in nature and neutral in temperature.

What is Ma An Teng?:

The Chinese Herb Ma An Teng is the dried (or fresh) whole herb of the beach morning glory (Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) Sweet). It is widely distributed along sandy beaches around the world; in China is found in Fujian, Taiwan, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi and Yunnan provinces.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Ma An Teng:

Ma An Teng dispels wind and dampness to treat bi zheng (painful obstruction syndrome) with such clinical presentations as arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and soreness of the joints and tendons.