本品為胡椒科植物毛蒟Piper puberulum(Benth．)Maxim．的乾燥枝葉。 祛風濕，舒筋絡，強腰膝，除痹痛。用於風寒濕痹，筋骨疼痛。腰膝無力，咳嗽氣喘，腎虛咳嗽，陽痿。
Piper wallichii/ Shi Nan Teng16 oz
Piper wallichii (Miq.) Hand.-Mazz. is a medicinal plant used widely for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory diseases, cerebral infarction, and angina in China. Previous study showed that lignans and neolignans from Piper spp. had potential inhibitory activities on platelet aggregation. (researchgate.net)
As a plant in the genus Piper of the family Piperaceae with vine as the medicinal part, Piper wallichii . . . has wind-cold dispelling, waist and knee strengthening and kidney-yang invigorating functions, which is traditionally used for rheumatic arthralgia, lumbocrural pain, etc. Piper wallichii contains a variety of chemical constituents, including lignins, amide alkaloids, organic acids, (alliedacademies.org)
TCM indications: Dispel rheumatism, relax muscles and collaterals, strengthen waist and knees, and relieve arthralgia. Used for wind, cold and dampness arthralgia, muscle and bone pain. Waist and knee weakness, cough and wheezing, kidney deficiency cough, impotence.
It enters the Meridians of the Liver and Spleen channels.
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 temperatures and is easy to perspire.