Man Jing Zi


Man Jing Zi in TCM:

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

English Name: vitex, chastetree fruit, three-leaf chastetree fruit
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Viticis
Properties: acrid, bitter, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: ST, UB, LV

Flavors: bitter, pungent

Special Properties:
clears heat, disperses wind, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Dispels W/H (wind-heat headache, dizziness, swollen gums; also for wind-cold headaches when used in combination)
  • Clears head and eyes (wind-heat caused red, swollen, painful eyes, excessive tearing: pterygium; spots in front of eyes)
  • Dispels wind; stops pain (arthritis, painful joints, bi syndrome: stiff limbs; numbness, cramping, heaviness)

    Special Notes:
  • Man Jing Zi and Tian Ma both treat wind headache, but Man Jing Zi is more for wind-heat invasion whereas Tian Ma is more for internal liver wind.

  • (cc: yin or blood deficient headaches or eye problems)
  • (cc: yang rising)
  • (cc: stomach qi deficiency - according to some sources)