Cuscuta ( 菟丝子 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Tu Si Zi
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
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.
Cautions in Use