Wei Ling Xian (Radix Clematidis)

Wei Ling Xian (Radix Clematidis)

Wei Ling Xian commonly known as Radix Clematidis is the root and rhizome of Clematis chinensis, Clematis hexapstala, or Clematis manshurica, which is a perennial deciduous vine belonging to the family Ranunculaceae. It is a relatively practical Chinese herbal medicine, which first appeared in <Tang Ben Cao> in 659 AD. There are about 300 species …

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Gan Sui (Radix Kansui or Kansui Root)

Gan Sui (Radix Kansui or Kansui Root)

Gan Sui also known as Radix Kansui or Kansui Root is the tuberous root of Euphorbia kansui, which is a perennial herb belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae. It is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine with a medicinal history of over 2,000 years. This plant often grows on low mountain slopes, barren slopes, sandy land, fields, …

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