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Star jasmine stem (Trachelospermum jasminoides) is a woody, evergreen vine that is native to China, Japan, and Korea. It is commonly grown for its fragrant, white, star-shaped flowers that bloom in the summer and fall. The stems of the star jasmine plant are thin and twining, and they can be trained to climb up trellises, walls, and fences. The plant is often used as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscapes, as well as in traditional Chinese medicine for its medicinal properties. The stems of the plant are sometimes used in herbal remedies to treat various ailments such as sore throat, fever, and skin conditions.



  • Anti-inflammatory properties: Luo Shi Teng has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may make it useful in the treatment of conditions such as arthritis and other inflammatory disorders.

  • Immune system support: Some studies suggest that Luo Shi Teng may help to strengthen the immune system and improve the body's ability to fight off infections.

  • Digestive health: Luo Shi Teng has also been used traditionally to treat digestive issues such as diarrhea, indigestion, and nausea. Some research suggests that the plant may help to reduce inflammation in the gut and improve overall digestive function.



  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: There is not enough scientific research available to determine the safety of Luo Shi Teng during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Therefore, it is not recommended for use during these times.

  • Bleeding disorders: Luo Shi Teng may increase the risk of bleeding in individuals with bleeding disorders or those taking blood-thinning medications.

  • Low blood pressure: Luo Shi Teng may lower blood pressure, which can be dangerous for individuals with low blood pressure or those taking medications to lower blood pressure.

  • Liver disease: There is some evidence to suggest that Luo Shi Teng may cause liver damage in rare cases. Therefore, it should be used with caution in individuals with liver disease.

  • Allergies: Some individuals may be allergic or sensitive to Luo Shi Teng, particularly those with allergies to plants in the Rubiaceae family.


Tastes Like:

Star jasmine stem is not typically consumed as a food, so it does not have a taste associated with it. However, in traditional Chinese medicine, star jasmine stem may be used as an ingredient in herbal remedies that are consumed orally, such as teas or decoctions. The taste of the remedy would be influenced by the other ingredients used in the preparation, rather than the star jasmine stem itself.



In traditional Chinese medicine, star jasmine stem may be used in a decoction, which involves boiling the herb in water to extract its active compounds. The resulting liquid can be consumed as a tea or incorporated into other recipes. The recommended dosage and preparation method will vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the other ingredients used in the remedy.

Star Jasmine Stem (Luo Shi Teng)

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