Gou Teng

Shop Gou Teng Forms and Sizes Below

Common Name: Uncaria Vines with Hooks
Botanical Name:  Uncaria sinensis; Ramulus, Uncaria rhynchophylla
Chinese / Pin Yin Name: Gou Teng
Uncaria Vine Dosage: Follow doctor's instructions for how to use this herb.
Uncaria Vine Precautions:Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do Not Confuse With Uncaria tomentosa or guianensis, it has slightly different properties.

Gou Teng Benefits & Information

Gou Teng is a traditional Chinese herb that is used to extinguish liver wind and subdue liver yang. It also clears liver heat and releases the exterior.
Gou Teng Properties: Slightly Cold, Sweet
Gou Teng Channels: Heart, Pericardium, Liver

Herbs that Combine With Gou Teng

Gardenia   Tangerine Peel   Huang Qin   Coptis


Yu CS, Fei L. A Clinical Guide to Chinese Herbs and Formulae. Translated by Jin Hui. Churchill Livingstone, 1993.