Chinese Starjasmine Stem
Chinese Starjasmine Stem/ Luo Shi Teng16 oz
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), star jasmine stems are plants that belong to the 'Herbs that dispel Wind and Dampness' category. These herbs typically help treat what's called 'bi pain' (i.e. painful obstruction) in TCM. This roughly corresponds to arthritic and rheumatic conditions with pain, stiffness, and numbness of the bones, joints, and muscles.
Star jasmine stems are Cool in nature. This means that star jasmine stems tend to help people who have too much ‘Heat’ in their body, Balance between yin and yang is a key health concept in TCM. Those who have too much Heat are said to either have a yang excess: Dryness, constipation, darker more condensed urine, possibly high fever and restlessness or a yin deficiency: Emaciation and weakness, night sweats, restlessness with little energy or energy in spurts, a red tongue with no coat and a fast but empty pulse.
Star jasmine stems have a bitter taste. Bitter ingredients like star jasmine stems tend to have a cleansing action on the body promoting elimination via urination or bowel movements. (meandqi.com)
Dosage: Oral administration: decoction, 6-15g single flavor can be used up to 30g; soaking in wine, 30-60g; or into pills or powder.
External use: appropriate amount, grind the powder and adjust the compressor to mash the juice to apply.
Cautions: Do not take it if the person is afraid of cold and easily perspires. Source: zhongyibaike.com