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Wu Bei Zi #1651

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Pin Ying Name: Wu Bei Zi

Chinese Name: 五倍子

English Name: Chinese Sumac

Latin Name: Rhus Chinensis

Herbs that Stabilize and Bind (Astringents)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sour
Salty
Cold
Kidney
s Large Intestine
Lung
s
1.5-7g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Astringes Lung Qi and stops cough

  • Chronic cough due to Lung Qi Deficiency

Astringes the Intestines and stops diarrhea

  • Chronic diarrhea, dysenteric disorders, chronic hemafecia and rectal prolapse

Astringes sweat, astringes the Kidneys and stops bleeding

  • Nocturnal emissions, spermatorrhea, excessive sweating and bleeding

Descends Fire (relieves Fire toxicity), absorbs moisture (clears Dampness) and reduces swellings

  • Topically as a powder or wash for sores, dermatosis, toxic swellings and Damp, ulcerated skin
  • Scar tissue

Cools Deficiency Fire

  • Lung Yin Deficiency and Deficiency Fire with chronic cough with Blood or Blood-streaked sputum

Stops bleeding

  • Various bleeding disorders such as uterine bleeding, hematochezia, bleeding gums, hematuria, and epistaxis
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with coughs due to external Wind-Cold.
  • Contraindicated for those with Heat in the Lungs.
  • Contraindicated for those with dysenteric diarrhea due to Damp-Heat.