Cuscuta ( 菟丝子 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Cuscutae

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Tu Si Zi

Common English Name

Cuscuta

Part of Plant Used

Seeds

Nature

Neutral

Taste

Acrid, sweet

Meridians Entered

Liver, Kidneys

Common Usages

This herb is used in formulas to treat impotence, nighttime sperm leakage, premature ejaculation, ringing in the ears, frequent urination, sore lower back and knees, and leukorrhea (OM: deficient Kidney Qi and deficient Essence); also used for blurred vision, dry eyes, and eyes that tire easily.

Traditional Usages and Functions

Tonifies Kidneys and benefits Essence; calms the fetus; benefits Spleen and Kidneys and stops diarrhea; tonifies Liver and brightens eyes.

Common Formulas Used In

Concha Marguerita and Ligustrum.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

None.



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