Wuweizi

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Astringent
06-A-02

Shanzhuyu / Wuweizi / Sangpiaoxiao

Fr Schisandrae / Wuweizi


CHINESE : WUWEIZI
LATIN : Fr Schisandrae
ENGLISH : Schisandra
TRIVIAL : 5 Flavoured seed

CATEGORY  : Astringent
Properties : Sour. Warm
Channels : Ht, Ki, Lu


ACTIONS
Absorbs phlegm and generates fluids in Lu. Tonifies Ki in any case of leakage. Gives Ki a vessel to grasp the Qi. Calms Spirit / Shen*.
Discomfort around sexuality. Stabilizes changes without changing (completes in stillness - makes the moment last longer).
Main herb for sadness and/or fear (due to grief of loss). Connecting inspirations (Lu) with wisdom (Ki). One of the meditating herbs.


INDICATIONS
Chronic cough and wheezing, inhibits leakage of Lu above, enriches Ki below. Ki xu: nocturnal emissions, spermatorrhea, vaginal discharge, frequent urinating excessive sweating- especially when accompanied by thirst or dry throat. Spontaneous (night) -sweating , wasting & thirsting. Calms Spirit (Ht and Ki xu of Xue and Yin). Skindiseases.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Exterior condition not yet cleared, Heat from excess interior, early stages of cough or rashes. May occasionally cause heartburn.

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