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Thunder God Vine Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Thunder God Vine
Glycemic Index / Load
Thunder God Vine
Botanical Name
Tripterygium Wilfordii
Chinese Name
Lei Gong Teng

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Action of Thunder God Vine

Nutrients in Thunder God Vine

Taste of
Thunder God Vine

Nature of
Thunder God Vine


Parts Used

Leaves, flowers

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Thunder God Vine

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Lactation.
It may cause Vomiting and Skin Reaction.
Debilitated patient should avoid consuming it.
Stop using it, If suffering from Arrhythmias or Anemia.
It may cause Diarrhea, Stomach Upset, Toxicity of Liver, Hair Loss, Headache, Menstrual changes and Skin Rash.
Taking the herb for more than 5 years can cause decrease in Bone mineral density in women.
It is with high toxicity and its use leads to death, Consult to a doctor before consuming it.
It decreases sperm count in male.
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Thunder God Vine is a vine.
It is perennial.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 15 M.
Best used for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

In TCM :
Thunder God Vine Root : Lei Gong Teng

Meridians associated : Liver and Spleen


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Materia Medica for Thunder God Vine

Thunder God Vine General

Thunder God Vine is used to treat conditions related to Inflammation and Over activity of the Immune System. It treats Auto Immune diseases as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lumps and Multiple Sclerosis.
Oral extract of the plant are used to treat Lupus and Multiple Sclerosis. The roots of the plant are used to make Oral and Topical medicines.
Thunder God Vine contains Anti tumor compounds as Triptolide and Celastrol. It is very effective for the elimination of Pancreatic, Ovarian and Colorectal Cancer.
It helps to reduce weight. It is good for those suffering from Obesity.
It treats Excessive Menstrual periods.
It treats Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohn's Disease.
It acts as a Contraceptive.
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