Pharmaceutical Latin: Caulis Trachelospermi
Common English: Star Jasmine Stem
Confederate Jasmine Stem
Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Cold
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Dispels Wind-Dampness and unblocks the channels and collaterals

Wind-Damp Bi and spasms of the sinews (especially Hot Bi)

Cools the Blood and reduces swellings

Red, hot painful abscesses and other toxic sores

Throat Bi
  • Contraindicated for those with diarrhea.
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Large doses may lead to convulsions and respiratory arrest.

Caulis Lonicerae
Ren Dong Teng

Cx. Acanthopanacis
Wu Jia Pi
Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae
Niu Xi

Egg Yolk
Ji Zi Huang
Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Hot Bi pain with spasms and pain of the extremities.

As a wine for Bi pain.

Internal Wind leading to muscle spasms and twitching.

Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi

Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying

Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
Ru Xiang
Sp. Gleditsiae
Zao Jiao Ci

Damp-Heat Bi with pain and swelling.

Toxic swellings such as breast abscesses and deep-rooted boils.

Superficial abscesses.

Rz. Belamcandae
She Gan
Rx. Platycodi
Jie Geng

Throat swelling and pain.



  1. This herb is non-toxic and can be used for a long time.
  2. This herb can be used for both upper and lower body problems.
  3. This is a mild herb with Wind expelling and Heat clearing properties and can be used for Bi pain in children and adolescents. Members of this age group usually do not suffer from Deficiency but rather are more apt to suffer from Wind-Dampness invasion with a short duration.
  4. This herb governs lumbar and sacral pain.
  5. This herb should be soaked in wine to use.
  6. It can be used alone as a tea for sore throat.
  7. This herb is enhanced by Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong and Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi.
  8. Both Luo Shi Teng and Caulis Piperis Kadsurae Hai Feng Teng dispel Wind and promote the flow of Qi in the collaterals and are often used to treat restricted joint movement due to Wind-Dampness, cramps and spasms. Hai Feng Teng is slightly warm and a better choice when these disorders are not associated with Heat. Luo Shi Teng is cooling and preferred when Heat is a factor. It also cools the Blood and reduces swellings and is used for swollen, toxic sores and trauma leading to swelling and hematoma.