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Shan Zhu Yu

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Name: Cornus Fruit (山茱萸)

Pinyin: Shan Zhu Yu

Pharm. Name: Fructus Corni

Properties:

Taste

Characteristics

Organs

Dosage

Sour, Sweet

Promote digestion and dissipate food stagnation, activate blood, and resolve stasis

Liver, Kidney

6-12g

 

Description:

This herb can tonify the kidney and essence, and also secure essence, and reduce urination. Therefore, it is an important herb for astringing essence to relieve emission, just for it can treat both the branch and root of emission due to kidney deficiency. For seminal emission due to kidney yin deficiency, it is combined with yin-nourishing and kidney-tonifying herbs. It can also astringe to stop sweating. For original qi collapse due to sweating, the collapse of deficiency due to long-term disease, it is combined with qi-tonifying and yang-restoring herbs. For instance, it is used with Ren Shen, Fu-Zi, and Long-Gu in the formula Lai Fu Tang from Yi Xue Zhong Zhong Can Xi Lu.

 

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