LATIN NAME: Clematidis Armandii.
COMMON NAMES: Armand clematis, evergreen clematis.
CHINESE NAME: Chuan Mu Tong.
BOTANICAL INFORMATION: Clematis is a species of flowering plants of the genus Clematis in the family Ranunculaceae. It is an evergreen woody liana up to 5 m long. Leaves are sessile on curly petioles 1-3 cm long, oblong-ovate, turning into lanceolate, 8-15 cm long, acuminate, rounded or slightly cordate at the base of petiole, with 3 leaf veins, plain. Flowers are panicle-shaped, white, 3-6 cm in diameter, are large in number. Sepals are 4, less often 6. Flowering in May.
SMELL AND TASTE: No fetid smell, bland in taste.
- drains fire
- promotes urination
- cools heat
- copes with eczema, burns, and ulcerations
- breaks up blood stagnation
- dispels wind-damp
INDICATIONS FOR USE:
- mouth and tongue ulcers
- scanty urine
- bladder dysfunction
- painful urination
- painful urination due to stress
- menopausal urinary dysfunction
- insufficient lactation
- joint stiffness
- painful obstruction (bi) syndrome
- rheumatic pain
CONTRAINDICATIONS: it is better to avoid taking clematis stem when you are pregnant, have no signs of internal damp-heat or have yin deficiency.
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*This article is for informational purposes only. We suggest consulting with a physician before using these or any other herbal supplements.