Nu Zhen Zi


Nu Zhen Zi in TCM:

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

English Name: ligustrum, glossy privet fruit
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Ligustri Lucidi
Properties: sweet, bitter, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: KD, LV

Flavors: sweet, bitter
Tonifies: yin

Special Properties:
clears deficent heat

Actions / Indications:
  • Nourishes LV and KD Yin (LV and KD yin deficiency with dizziness, tinnitus, vertigo, soreness of lower back, premature gray hair, clears deficient heat, irritability)
  • Tonifies LV and KD; improves vision (diminished vision, blurred vision, dry eyes)

    Special Notes:
  • Antidiabetic: Nu Zhen Zi lowers plasma glucose levels and should be used with caution with insulin, sulfonylureas, and other antidiabetic medications.

  • (cc: yang deficiency or diarrhea due to deficient cold of Spleen)