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Tu Si Zi

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Name: Dodder Seed (菟絲子)

Pinyin: Tu Si Zi

Pharm. Name: Semen Cuscutae

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Sweet, Acrid

Tonify kidney, nourish essence, nourish liver to improve vision, secure essence, reduce urination and stop leukorrhea, tonify spleen to check diarrhea, and prevent abortion.

Kidney, Liver

6-18g

 

Description:

It can be extensively used in various syndromes due to kidney yang deficiency and insufficiency of kidney essence, because it is mild in the action of tonifying, warm without dryness, and it can both tonify kidney yang and supplement kidney essence, which means tonifying both yang and yin. In addition, it also can secure essence, reduce urination, and stop leukorrhea. It is commonly combined with spleen and kidney-tonifying, essence-nourishing, and astringing herbs. It also can help cure Deficiency of liver and kidney, dim and poor vision, Deficiency of both spleen and kidney, loose stool and diarrhea, Threatened abortion, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis due to liver and kidney deficiency, insecurity of thoroughfare and conception vessels.

 

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