Uncaria rhynchophylla
Uncaria rhynchophylla.   钩藤 Gōu téng- "Hooked vine"   Gambir Vine   Family: Rubiaceae    
Nature: Cool, Cold    FLAVOR: Sweet, pleasant, Slightly bitter
FUNCTIONS
GROUP: Endogenous Wind- (Anticonvulsives)
1. Anticonvulsive.
2. Clear Heat. Clears fevers.[1]
3. Calm Down Liver. Soothes the Liver.[1]
4. Bring down blood pressure.
5. Stops gas (flatus) formation.[1]
6. Releives convulsions.[1]
INDICATIONS
1. Dizziness.[1,2] Vertigo.[2] Headache.[1,2]
2. Convulsions in children.[1,2] Hypertension.[1,2]
PATENT COMBINATIONS
PREPARATIONS: Decoction- Curved thorns on stem  9-15 g- Do not overcook.[1]
Dry branch 6-12 g.[2]


HABITAT: Grows wild in valleys and on slopes.
DESCRIPTION: Climbing shrub. Stem; smooth, non-pubescent, small branches rounded-oblong. Leaves; opposite, ovate or oval, apexes acute, bases cuneate, margins intact or slightly undulate, with singly curved or doubly-curved thorns growing from axils. Flowers; in late summer, small terminal or axillary yellowish-green flowers appear to form capitulum inflorescences. Capsule spindle-shaped, winged.
References
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