Common Name: Uncaria Vines with Hooks Botanical Name: Uncaria sinensis; Ramulus 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
References: http://alternativehealing.org/gou_teng.htm Yu CS, Fei L. A Clinical Guide to Chinese Herbs and Formulae. Translated by Jin Hui. Churchill Livingstone, 1993. http://whatislyme.com/herbal-treatments/ http://kylenorton.healthblogs.org/2012/03/04/chinese-herbs-in-western-view-gou-teng-or-jin-gou-teng-ramulus-cum-uncis-uncariae-health-benefits-and-side-effects/
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