Shan Zhu Yu


Shan Zhu Yu in TCM:

Explore the properties of Shan Zhu Yu according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: cornus, medicinal cornel fruit, asiatic cornelian cherry fruit, japaneese cornel dogwood fruit
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Corni
Properties: sour, slightly warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: KD, LV

Flavors: sour

Special Properties:
essence, circulates qi, stops bleeding

Actions / Indications:
  • Tonifies LV and KD; binds essence (tinnitus, blurred vision, light headedness, dizziness, sore and weak low back/knees; impotence; leakage of fluids due to weak essence; excessive urination, incontinence, spermatorrhea)
  • Stabilizes menstruation; stops bleeding (deficient patterns of excessive uterine bleeding or prolonged menses)
  • Stops excessive sweating; recovers qi collapse (excessive sweating in cases of devastated yang and collapsed qi; also for xiao ke)
  • (cc: painful and difficult urination or with damp-heat)

    Special Notes:
  • Shan Zhu Yu has a diuretic effect, be careful when prescribing it alongside diuretic drugs.
  • Great by itself to prevent protein spillage in the urine. (W. Morris)


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