Loranthus ( 桑寄生 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Loranthi seu Visci
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Sang Ji Sheng
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
This herb is used in formulas to treat lower-back pain and weakness often accompanied by atrophy; to strengthen tendons; to prevent miscarriage (TCM: by nourishing Blood and calming the fetus); and to treat high blood pressure.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Tonifies Liver and Kidneys and expels wind dampness; nourishes Blood and calms the Womb; nourishes Blood and makes the skin glow.
Common Formulas Used In
Tian Qi and Eucommia; Tu-Huo and Loranthus.
Cautions in Use