Pinyin: gou Teng

ENGLISH NAME: gambir

LATIN NAME: Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis

Pinyin: gou Teng

Properties: sweet, cool
Channels Entered: Liver, Pericardium

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Extinguishes Wind and Alleviates Spasms

2. Clears Heat and Pacifies Liver Vang

DOSAGE
10 to 15 grams. The maximum dosage of Gou Teng is 30 grams. Post-decoction for no more than ten minutes is recommended. The antihypertensive effect of Gou Teng is greatly reduced if cooked for more than 20 minutes.