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Shan Zhu Yu #1202M

Pin Ying Name: Shan Zhu Yu

Chinese Name: 山茱萸

English Name: Asiatic Dogwood

Latin Name: Corni, Fructus

Herbs that Stabilize and Bind (Astringents)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sour
Sweet
Slightly Warm
Kidney
Liver
6-12g 30-60g (Shock)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Stabilizes the Kidneys and astringes Jing and Body Fluids

  • Leakage of fluids due to weak Jing with urinary frequency and incontinence, spermatorrhea and excessive sweating

Stops excessive sweating and supports that which has collapsed

  • Collapse of Qi with excessive sweating and shock
  • Devastated Yang with excessive sweating and shock
  • Sweating mistakenly induced as a treatment

Tonifies Liver and Kidney Yin and strengthens Kidney Yang

  • Light-headedness, dizziness, soreness and weakness of the lower back and knees or impotence due to Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency and Kidney Yang Deficiency

Stabilizes the menses and stops bleeding

  • Excessive uterine bleeding and prolonged menstruation due to Deficiency (weak effect)
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with Blazing Ming Men Fire with frequent erections.
  • Contraindicated for those with painful or difficult urination due to Bladder Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Damp-Heat.