Loranthus ( 桑寄生 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Loranthi seu Visci

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Sang Ji Sheng

Common English Name

Loranthus

Part of Plant Used

Stems

Nature

Neutral

Taste

Bitter, sweet

Meridians Entered

Liver, Kidneys

Common Usages

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.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

None.



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