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Herbology

 
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Gambir Plant

Herb name (Chinese): 钩藤
Herb name (Pin Yin): gōu téng
Herb name (English): Gambir Plant
Herb name (Botanical): Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis
Origin of species: Uncaria rhynchophylla (Miq.) Jacks. Uncaria macrophylla Wall. Uncaria hirsuta Havil. Uncaria sinensis (Oliv.) Havil. Uncaria sessilifructus Roxb.
Part(s) of herb used: Branch with hooks
Geo-specific habitat(s): Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi
Taste(s) & Properties: • Sweet
• Cool
• Administrates the Pericardium and Liver Meridians
Action(s): • Eases headaches and dizzy spells
• Relieves mild symptoms of influenza or related respiratory ailments
• Eases symptoms of spasms and relating to hypertension

PRODUCTS CONTAINING THIS HERB