Fu Pen Zi
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ChineseNutrition.org:

Fu Pen Zi in TCM:


Factoids:
English Name: rubus, palm-leaf raspberry fruit
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Rubi
Properties: sweet, sour, slightly warm
Explore the properties of Fu Pen Zi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


Temperature: warm
Channels: KD, LV
Flavors: sweet, sour
Tonifies: blood, jing
Regulates: essence

Actions / Indications:
  • Tonifies KD; binds essence, retains urine (spermatorrhea, premature ejaculation, wet dreams due to KD deficiency, urinary frequency or enuresis; impotence due to deficiency)
  • Benefits KD and LV; improves vision (blurry / dim / poor vision, sore lower back)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat)
  • (cc: urinary difficulty)

    Special Notes:
  • Pharmacologically Fu Pen Zi is an antibiotic and an estrogen stimulant (in mice)