Heather Vine

Heather vines belong to the pepper family, and pepper belongs to climbing vines. The leaf blades are hard paper, elliptical, long and acuminate at the top, with small pointed heads, short and narrow or obtuse at the base, nearly equal on both sides, glabrous on the abdomen, and sparsely coarse hairs of varying length on the back. The quality is hard and easy to break, the section of the skin is thin, easy to peel off, the wood is yellow and white, and the smell is light. The heather vine contains senopyrin and free hydrocyanic acid, which have the functions of invigorating the stomach, relieving cough, expelling wind and dampness. 1. Stomach Photinia vine can be used to treat infantile malnutrition and abdominal distension, and has a stomachic effect. It is often taken with Coptis, Gallus gallus and Chenpi. 2. Cough Heather vine has the effect of relieving cough, boiled juice can cure coughing. 3. The rheumatoid arthritis can be used for dispelling wind and dampness. Heather vine can be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It is more suitable for people who are chronic and partial to cold, have waist and knee pain, and lower limb weakness. Other rheumatism and tonic drugs are often used. Nutritional value Heather vine’s chemical components mainly include lignans, neolignans, amide alkaloids, organic acids, sterols and volatile oils, among which lignans and neolignans are the main active ingredients. In addition, the sea breeze ketone and its analogues in Heather vine have antioxidant capacity, protect red blood cell membrane from oxidative damage, and have the effect of scavenging oxygen free radicals.