Root Leaf or Flower of Common Three Wingnut/ Radix Folium seu Fl


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Root Leaf or Flower of Common Three Wingnut/ Radix Folium seu Flos Tripterygii Wilfordii/ Lei gong teng

The herb of lei gong teng comes from the roots, leaves and flowers of the tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f. It is collected during summer and autumn. Lei gong teng is a deciduous climbing vine growing to 12 meters,  with brown, angular, downy twigs. The leaves are light green, smooth on top, and pale gray with light hairs underneath.  They have crenate margins and pointed apexes,  and are ovate to elliptic, 5-15 cm long, 2.5 - 7 cm wide. The scented hermaphroditic (having male and female organs) flowers are small and whitish with five petals and are about 9 mm across. The fruit is 3-winged, and brownish red, about 1.5 cm long.

The plant can grow in light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. It can survive in acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soil.  It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It requires moist soil.
Pharmaceutical name: Radix Tripterygium wilfordii
Biological name: Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f.
Common Name: Three-wing-nut
Distribution: Native of southern part of mainland China, Taiwan, Burma
Properties (characteristics): Bitter and very toxic
Actions & Indications: Anti-inflammation,  kills worms, resolves toxins, treating proteinuric renal disease, used as immunosuppressive agent on autoimmune diseases.
Medical Functions:
1. Effects on immune system
2. Effects on anti-inflammatory
3. Effects on anti-cancer
4. Effects on contraception
5. Effects on urinary system
6. Effects on anti-organism and worms
7. Other Effects: Anti rejection on transplants
8. Inside body
9. Effects of toxicity
Other Research: Four compounds purified from T. wilfordii may confer protection against the FSGS (focal segmental gomerulosclerosis) factor.
Modern Clinical Application:
1.proliferative arthritis?
2. inflammation of spinal cord
3. lupus
4. purpura
5. kidney inflammation
6. asthma
7. tuberculosis of the lungs
8. psoriasis
9. dermatitis
10. Reiter syndrome?
Psoriasis: Using water decoction of lei gong teng and alcohol extract of lei gong teng:
They both contain 50 lei gong teng 50 g, and ji xue teng 50 g each. Take orally 50 ml, twice a day after meals.
30 days is one therapy period.
Total patients: 193
Patients taking alcohol extract: 116
Effective rate: 86.2%
Patients taking water decoction: 77
Effective rate: 72.72%
It showed that the alcohol extract was more effective than the water decoction. 
Toxicity and Side Effects:
1. Toxic reactions: Dizziness, palpitation, weakness, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, diarrhea, pain in liver and kidney areas, bleeding in the digestive tract, even respiration and circulation exhaustion and death.
2. Decrease of total blood cell counts.
3. Mutation type of illness: using lei gong teng tincture for external use can cause mutation type of illness.
4. Long -term use of lei gong teng could significantly decrease bone mineral density of levels in female systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
5. Long -term use of lei gong teng causes hair loss and malfunction of immune system.
6. Large dosages and/or long term usage can be toxic to kidneys.
Every sachet (1g) is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams. 
The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, once a day. Recommend 60 sachets for one treatment. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.
lei gong teng
lei gong teng


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 29 May, 2012.

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