Pharmaceutical Latin: Caulis Polygoni Multiflori
Common English: Polygonum Vine
Fleeceflower Caulis
Flowery Knotwood Stem
Substances that Calm the Spirit: Herbs that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Bitter
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Nourishes the Heart Yin and Blood and calms the Spirit

Heart Yin Deficiency or Heart Blood Deficiency with insomnia and irritability

Especially for dream-disturbed sleep

Unblocks channels and dispels Wind-Dampness

General weakness, soreness, pain and numbness due to Blood Deficiency

Backache and aching limbs due to Wind-Damp Bi

Alleviates itching (topical)

Itching and skin rashes (topically as a wash)

Astringes sweat

Profuse perspiration from Deficiency


Cx. Albizziae
He Huan Pi
(Flos Albizziae)
(He Huan Hua)
Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae
Suan Zao Ren
Sm. Platycladi
Bai Zi Ren

Poria Pararadicis
Fu Shen

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Caulis Spatholobi
Ji Xue Teng
Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen

Insomnia due to Heart Blood Deficiency, especially for those who have many nightmares.

Calms the Spirit.

Generalized muscular weakness, soreness and numbness due to Blood Deficiency.

Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo
Hb. Taxilli
Sang Ji Sheng
Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae
Qin Jiao

Periostracum Cicadae
Chan Tui
Hb. Spirodelae
Fu Ping
Fr Kochiae
Di Fu Zi

Cx. Albizziae
He Huan Pi

Wind-Damp Bi.

Externally as a wash for Wind type itching.

Nourishes Heart Blood to Calm the Spirit and invigorates the Blood, reconnects sinews and bones, reduces swelling and expels Wind from the collaterals to restore nourishment to the tissues of the exterior.

Flos Albizziae
He Huan Hua

Rx. Clematidis
Wei Ling Xian
Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis
Du Huo
Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo

Gently and harmoniously relieves constraint, regulates Qi and nourishes the Blood and Yin to calm the Spirit.

Bi Syndrome due to Yin or Blood Deficiency.


  1. It calms mental hyperactivity by strengthening the Heart and consolidating Qi.
  2. It is used as an external wash to treat Wind sores and scabies.
  3. The root of the same plant is Rx. Polygoni Multiflori He Shou Wu which Nourishes Blood.
  4. Both Ye Jiao Teng and Cx. Albizziae He Huan Pi calm the Spirit. Ye Jiao Teng nourishes the Heart and Liver Blood and expels Wind in the collaterals to stop itch and treat skin disorders. He Huan Pi soothes the Heart and Spleen Qi , invigorates the Blood, stops pain and reconnects sinews and bones.
  5. Ye Jiao Teng, Flos Albizziae He Huan Hua and Sm. Platycladi Bai Zi Ren all treat insomnia. Ye Jiao Teng treats insomnia due to Blood Deficiency, He Huan Hua treats insomnia due to Liver Qi Stagnation and Bai Zi Ren treats insomnia due to Heart Deficiency.