Pharmaceutical Latin: Caulis Aristolochiae Manshuriensis
Common English: Aristolochia Stem
Dutchman's Pipe Stem
Manchurian Birthwort Stem
Herbs that Clear Heat and Resolve Dampness
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage


Small Intestine
Urinary Bladder
Tincture: 1-3ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Heart Fire and promotes urination

Excessive Fire in the Heart channel, vexation, aphthae, sores on the tongue, oliguria, dysuria, cystitis, urethritis, enuresis, nephritis, leukorrhea, fevers, and dark urine

Arthralgia syndrome due to Damp-Heat, generalized pain

Dysuria (Lin Syndrome)

Invigorates the Blood, unblocks the menses, promotes lactation and eases joint movement

Amenorrhea due to Blood Stasis and other syndromes, dysmenorrhea, agalactia, insufficient lactation


  • Contraindicated for those without Damp-Heat.
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated for those with compromised Kidney function.
    Use with caution for elderly or weak people, especially with signs of Yin or Fluid Deficiency.
  • Do not use large doses.
  • Do not use for a prolonged period of time.

Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Hua Shi
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang

Pollen Typhae
Pu Huang
Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis
Ou Jie

Hb. Lysimachiae
Jin Qian Cao
Hb. Lygodii
Hai Jin Sha

Lin syndrome (dysuria)

Bloody Lin

Stone Lin

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Hb. Phylostachys Nigra
Zhu Ye

Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao
Medulla Junci
Deng Xin Cao
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi



heat in the Heart and Small Intestine



  1. This herb has an anti-cancer effect.
  2. This herb is indicated for Strong Fire, while Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie is indicated for Mild Fire.
  3. This herb is used to treat fistula and sore throat, primarily in decoction.
  4. The powder can be held in the mouth for emergency therapy.
  5. It is said to calm the Heart, quench thirst and alleviate fever.
  6. It treats amnesia, improves auditory and visual acuity, treats nasal obstruction, clears the Intestines purges water, dissolve Blood clots, evacuates pus, relieves pain and treats furuncles and breast cancer.