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Biological Name: Aristolochia manchuriensis, Akebia quinata, Caulis akebia trifoliataclematis

Family: Ranunculaceae

Other Names: mu tong, akebia, clematis stem

Elements applied: The stem is the main active element of clematis.

Used for: The remedy is known for its anti-bacterial capacity, as well as it ability to reduce pains, eliminate inflammations, and increase milk secretion.

Rids the organism of excess mucus, prevents fevers, acts as a diuretic, works as a stabilizer for reproductive system in women, inducing menstruation, as well as boosting lactation. Conventional Chinese medicine applied the plant to treat the problems of urinary tract, cure amenorrhea, edema, soothe the nervous system and treat insomnia. Additionally the plant is applied to heal breast tumors and digestive system.

Preparation and intake: The average dose of the plant extract taken at a time is 6 grams on average (from 3 to 9 grams).

Commonly combined with: An infusion of akebia (6 grams), rehmannia (10 grams), and bamboo leaves (9 grams) aided with clematis is used for treating urinary tract inflammations, and mouth ulcers.

Safety: Clematis is not recommended to apply in course of pregnancy. Women with ovary dysfunction should also avoid using it.