Jin Ying Zi


Jin Ying Zi in TCM:

Explore the properties of Jin Ying Zi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English: rosa laevigata, golden tassel seed, cherokee rose fruit
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Rosae Laevigatae
Properties: sour, astringent, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: LI, UB, KD

Flavors: astringent, sour
Tonifies: qi, jing

Special Properties:

Actions / Indications:
  • Binds essence and retains urine (urinary incontinence, spermatorrhea, vaginal discharge due to deficiency of KD; prolapsed uterus, excessive uterine bleeding)
  • Binds up large intestine; stops diarrhea (chronic diarrhea and dysenteric disorders; prolapsed anus)

    Special Notes:
  • Compared to He Zi, Jin Ying Zi more strongly consolidates essence while He Zi more strongly binds the intestine.
  • Compared to Fu Pen Zi, Jin Ying Zi is better for diarrhea and dysentery while Fu Pen Zi treats urinary incontinence.

  • (cc: excess pathogenic factors especially heat)
  • (cc: overdose or long-term use may have side effects of abdominal pain or constipation