Shanzhuyu

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Astringent
06-A-01

Shanzhuyu / Wuweizi / Sangpiaoxiao

Fr Corni Officinalis / Shanzhuyu


CHINESE : SHANZHUYU
LATIN : Fr Corni Officinalis
ENGLISH : Cornus
TRIVIAL : Cornus

CATEGORY : Astringent
Properties: Sour. Slightly warm
Channels : Ki, Li


ACTIONS
Stabilizes Ki, retains Jing. Contains the Yin (nourishes the Yin). Tonifies and augments Li and Ki. Stops excessive sweating and supports that which has collapsed. Stabilizes the menses and stops bleeding. Little less tension than Fr Alpiniae Oxyphyllae /Yizhiren.


INDICATIONS
Leakage of fluids due to weak Jing: excessive urination, excessive sweating, incontinence, spermatorrhea. Li- and Ki xu: lightheartedness, vertigo, sore, weak lower back and knees, impotence. Excessive uterine bleeding and prolonged menstruation (weak effect on the bleeding). Sexual discomfort related to Lower Jiao; too much sexual desire.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Painful and difficult urination or those with Damp-Heat.
Antagonizes Rx Platycodon/Jiegeng, Rx Ledebouriella/Fangfeng, Rx Aristolochiae Fangchi/Fangji


TEXTUAL LINKED BY
Rx Ligustici Chuanxiong/Chuanxiong

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