Sang Bai Pi


Sang Bai Pi in TCM:

Explore the properties of Sang Bai Pi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: mulberry bark, white mulberry root bark
Pharmacuetical Name: Cortex Mori
Properties: sweet, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: LU, SP

Flavors: sweet

    Alternate Forms:
  • sheng: Lu or edema
  • mi zhi: Lu deficiency cough

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears LU heat; relieves cough and wheeze (very effective for panting, drains LU qi, cough and wheeze due to lung heat; also for other types in combination with other herbs)
  • Promotes urination; reduces edema (dysuria, dyspnea, floating edema, facial edema, swelling of extremities; difficulty breathing, urination difficulty due to LU qi obstruction)
  • (cc: excessive urination)
  • (cc: wind-cold cough)
  • (note: modern use for hypertension)

    Special Notes:
  • Sang Bai Pi has been shown in one study to provide good symptomatic relief from esophogeal and stomach cancers.