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Wu Wei Zi #1048M

Pin Ying Name: Wu Wei Zi

Chinese Name: 五味子

English Name: Schisandra

Latin Name: Schisandrae Chinensis, Fructus

Herbs that Stabilize and Bind (Astringents)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sour
Sweet
Acrid
Bitter
Salty
Warm
Heart
Kidney
Lung
All 5 Zang
1.5-9g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Astringes the leakage of Lung Qi and stops coughing

  • Chronic cough and wheezing due to Lung Qi Deficiency
  • Lung and Kidney Deficiency patterns

Tonifies the Kidneys, binds up Essence (astringes Jing) and stops diarrhea and spermatorrhea

  • Kidney Deficiency with nocturnal emissions, spermatorrhea, vaginal discharge and urinary frequency
  • Spleen and Kidney Deficiency with daybreak diarrhea

Astringes sweat and generates fluids

  • Excessive sweating. especially when accompanied by thirst or a dry throat
  • In combination, it is used for spontaneous sweating, night sweats and wasting and thirsting disorder

Quiets the Spirit and calms and contains Heart Qi

  • Heart and Kidney Blood and Yin Deficiency, with irritability, palpitations, dream-disturbed sleep and insomnia

Tonifies Qi

  • Heart and Spleen Qi Deficiency
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with uncleared External pathogens.
  • Contraindicated for those with Excess Internal Heat conditions.
  • Contraindicated for those with early-stage coughs or rashes.
  • Caution, this herb may cause heartburn.