Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Cynanchi Paniculati
Herba Pycnostelmae
Common English: Paniculate Cynanchum
Paniculate Swallow-Wort
Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Powder: 1.5-2.5g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Removes Wind and Dampness, invigorates Blood and stops pain

Wind-Damp Bi

Pain due to trauma

Abdominal pain due to Deficiency Cold

Resolves toxins and stops itching

Wind rashes (topical and internal)

Toxic sores (Chuang Yung)

Skin itching including eczema and snakebite (can be used as a stand-alone herb)


Rx. Clematidis
Wei Ling Xian
Cx. Acanthopanacis
Wu Jia Pi

Rx. Dipsaci
Xu Duan
Cx. Eucommiae
Du Zhong

Rz. Alpiniae Officinarum
Gao Liang Jiang
Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu

Wind-Damp Bi.

Lower back pain.

Epigastric and abdominal pain.

Sm. Persicae
Tao Ren
Faeces Trogopterori
Wu Ling Zhi

Rz. Curcumae Longae
Jiang Huang
Hb. Pyrolae
Lu Xian Cao

Rx. Sophorae Flavescentis
Ku Shen
Fr. Kochiae
Di Fu Zi
Cx. Dictamni
Bai Xian Pi

Traumatic pain or dysmenorrhea.

Widespread joint pain from Bi Syndrome.

Eczema, urticaria, recalcitrant pruritis from dermatosis and measles.

Hb. Lobeliae Chinensis
Ban Bian Lian
Flos Chrysanthemi indici
Ye Ju Hua

Fr. Mume
Wu Mei
Qi Tonics

Cx. Eucommiae
Du Zhong
Rx. Dipsaci
Xu Duan
Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis
Du Huo

Toxic sores or snakebite. (topical or internal)

Diarrhea and digestive upset associated with consumption of food and water in unfamiliar places.

Back pain and soreness.

  1. Some sources say that this herb promotes Qi flow and disperses swelling.
  2. Other parts of the plant may be used using a dosage of 15-30g.
  3. This herb can also be used to treat epigastric pain and toothache.
  4. This herb treats epidemic disorders, noxious pathogenic Qi and warm malarial disorders.
  5. It treats abdominal distention in children with bluish-green veins and bites from rabid dogs.
  6. It treats continuous uterine bleeding and vaginal discharge.
  7. It is effective for severe pain.
  8. This herb has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  9. It promotes urination, reinforces the Kidneys, tranquilizes the mind and expels Cold.
  10. It is said to stop cough, promotes drainage and removes toxins.
  11. It is said that toothache can be cured by gargling wine in which the seedling of this herb has been steeped.
  12. For malignant celialgia caused by visceral disorder, powder this herb and Benzoinum An Xi Xian, steep in wine, screen, simmer into a paste, make into pills and take ten pills at a time with vinegar as frequently as needed.