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Herb Information
Name: clematis stem
Biological Name: Caulis akebia trifoliata, Akebia quinata, Aristolochia manchuriensis

Ranunculaceae

Other Names: clematis stem, akebia, mu tong
Parts Used: stem
Remedies For

Antibiotic, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic, galactagogue.

Drains dampness, clears heat, promotes urination, promotes menstruation and lactation, controls sleep apnea, calms irritability, and treats insomnia. Traditional Chinese herbalists use this herb to treat acute urinary tract infections, edema, and amenorrhea; rheumatic conditions; as well as to calm the mind; and to promote sleep. it has recently been used for tumors of the breast and digestive tract.

Dosage:

3-9 grams

Combinations:
For frequent or painful urination, urinary tract infections, or mouth and tongue ulcerations:

Combine 6 grams of akebia, 9 grams of bamboo leaf, and 10 grams of unprepared rehmannia.

Safety:

Clematis should not be used during pregnancy and should be used with caution in patients with yin deficiency

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