INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Fructus Mori
Common English: Mulberry Fruit
Morus Fruit
Herbs that Tonify the Blood
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Cold
Heart
Liver
Kidney
6-30g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Tonifies the Blood and enriches Yin

Blood Deficiency and Yin Deficiency with dizziness, tinnitus, insomnia and premature graying of the hair

Wasting and thirsting disorder due to Yin Deficiency

Lubricates the Intestines

Constipation due to Blood Deficiency or insufficiency of Fluids

Generates Fluids

Thirst and Body Fluid Deficiency
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with diarrhea due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Caulis Spatholobi
Ji Xue Teng

Rx. Polygoni Multiflori
He Shou Wu
Hb. Ecliptae
Mo Han Lian
Fr. Ligustri Lucidi
Nu Zhen Zi
(Rx. Rehmanniae)
(Sheng Di Huang)

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
(Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata)
(
Shu Di Huang)
Hb. Dendrobii
Shi Hu

 

Dizziness, tinnitus and wasting and thirsting due to Yin Deficiency.

Premature graying due to Liver and Kidney Deficiency.

Constipation in the elderly and postpartum.

Dizziness, blurred vision, and insomnia due to Yin and Blood Deficiency.

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
(Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata)
(
Shu Di Huang)
Hb. Dendrobii
Shi Hu

Rx. Trichosanthis
Tian Hua Fen

Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
(Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata)
(
Shu Di Huang)
Hb. Dendrobii
Shi Hu

Panacis Quinquifolii
Xi Yang Shen
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Rx. Trichosanthis
Tian Hua Fen

Dizziness, blurred vision and insomnia due to Yin and Blood Deficiency with more heat signs.

Dizziness, blurred vision and insomnia due to Yin and Blood Deficiency with concurrent Qi Deficiency.

Dry mouth and throat and irritability due to Blood and Jin Ye Deficiency.

Sm. Sesame Nigrum
Hei Zhi Ma
Sm. Cannabis
Huo Ma Ren

Sm. Sesame Nigrum
Hei Zhi Ma
Sm. Cannabis
Huo Ma Ren

Fr. Aurantii
Zhi Ke

Mel
Feng Mi

Constipation due to Yin and Blood Deficiency.

Constipation due to Yin and Blood Deficiency with Qi Stagnation.

Yin and Blood Deficiency.

Cooked in a large quantity of water for constipation.

Caulis Spatholobi
Ji Xue Teng

Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Grain-Based Liquor

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Hb. Dendrobii
Shi Hu

Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Rz. Polygonati Odorati
Yu Zhu
Rx. Adenophorae/Glehniae
Sha Shen

Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao
Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu
Rx. Asparagi
Tian Men Dong
Rx. Trichosanthis
Tian Hua Fen

Cook with water for amenorrhea caused by anemia.

Thirst with Heat sensations.

Thirst and hot flashes.

Rx. Panacis Quinquifolii
Xi Yang Shen
Rx. Stellariae
Tai Zi Shen
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Rx. Polygoni Multiflori
He Shou Wu
Hb. Cistanches
Rou Cong Rong
Sm. Sesame Nigrum
He Zhi Ma
Sm. Cannabis
Huo Ma Ren

Fr. Aurantii
Zhi Ke

Thirst and fatigue from Qi Deficiency.

Chronic constipation.

Constipation and dry stools with abdominal bloating.

  1. It is used for Deficiency of Blood and Kidney Jing and is used in treatment of many degenerative diseases - e.g. cardiac insufficiency, diabetes and arthritis.
  2. The uses are increasing as degenerative diseases are increasing.
  3.  Some sources say that this herb brightens eyes.
  4. This herb tonifies the Blood and Yin without being cloying or upsetting the digestion.
  5. This herb is said to expel Heat, nourish the Yin and blacken the hair and beard.
  6. Both Sang Shen and Sm. Sesame Nigri Hei Zhi Ma serve as food as well as medicinals, both tonify the Liver and Kidneys, enrich Yin, augment the Blood, moisten Dryness and lubricate the Intestines. Hei Zhi Ma is neutral, enters the Kidneys to replenish the essence and augment the marrow. Sang Shen is cool, enters the Blood Level and secondarily tonifies the Kidneys.
  7. Sang Shen, Fr. Lycii Gou Qi Zi and Fr. Ligustri Lucidi Niu Zhen Zi all tonify the Liver and Kidney Yin. Gou Qi Zi also assists Kidney Yang and Sang Shen tonifies the Blood. Nu Zhen Zi tonifies the Yin and cools Heat from Yin Deficiency.
  8. Sang Shen and Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang are both excellent Yin and Blood tonics. Sang Shen is Cold and tonifies the Kidneys and Liver. It is gentle and subtle and works well as a long term tonic. Shu Di Huang is Warm and strongly nourishes Yin and tonifies Blood. It is potent and exerts immediate effects.