Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Ampelopsis
Common English: Ampelopsis
Japanese Peppervine Root
Herbs that clear Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Cold
Tincture: 1-3ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Drains Fire, relieves toxicity, eliminates Dampness, resolves lumps (reduces swelling),
elieves pain, promotes the healing of wounds and generates flesh

Fire toxicity B (Chuang Yung) with sores and abscesses (can be used as a stand-alone herb)

Wounds, burns
  • Contraindicated for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin type ulcers.

Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying
Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua

Rx. Sophorae Flavescentis
Ku Shen
Rz. Arisaematis Preparatum
Zhi Tian Nan Xing
Fr. Gleditsiae
Zao Jiao

Caul. Trachelospermi
Luo Shi Tang
Rz. Bletillae
Bai Ji

Sores and abscesses from Heat toxin

As an external paste for sores and abscesses from Heat toxin

Topically as a powder for ulcerated sores that do not heal

Rx. Scrophulariae
Xuan Shen
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang

Rx. Sanguisorba
Di Yu

Sm. Phaseoli
Chi Xiao Dou
Egg Whites

As a topical paste with vinegar for scrofula

As a topical powder for burns

Mix and apply topically for sores, carbuncles and other skin lesions. Take with Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao, internally.

  1. Do not store near Rx. Aconiti Wu Tou.
  2. This herb is used for swollen sores, deep-set noxious sores, scrofula, warm malarial disorders, Intestinal Wind, bleeding hemorrhoids, redness in the eyes, children's fright seizures and painful swelling in the vagina.
  3. It activates the sinews to promote Blood circulation.
  4. Apply topically as a single herb for burns.
  5. This herb has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  6. It is said to relieve pain in the waist, feet, arms and legs through washing with its decoction.
  7. The juice can promote urination, activate the Small Intestine and reduce swelling when taken orally.
  8. Vomiting can be stopped by sipping the strong juice.
  9. For hot water burns, make a paste and apply to the burned area. It leaves fewer scars.
  10. Both Bai Lian and Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying clear Heat, resolve toxicity, disperse clumps and reduce abscesses and sores. They are frequently used together. Bai Lian is stronger at both dispersing clumps and generating flesh and is especially useful when sores come to a head but refuse to open or when the ulcerations fail to heal. Pu Gong Ying is used for any Yang type sores that are red, swollen, hot and painful, especially those that affect the breasts.