Medicinal Cornel Fruit ( 山茱萸 )
|Latin Plant Name|
|Pinyin Mandarin Name|
Shan Zhu Yu (Sour Mountain Date)
|Common English Name|
Medicinal Cornel Fruit
|Part of Plant Used|
Kidneys, Lungs, Liver
Shan Zhu Yu can be decocted Ginseng (radix ginseng) which will be discussed later, to treat patients extremely cold sensations after profuse perspiration.
To treat insomnia, fry 20g shanzhuyu quickly over low heat until it is dry, grind into powder to soak in 5 cups of wine and seal in bottle. Leave for one month, shaking the bottle once a day. Then strain it to drink the wine, twice a day, in the morning and in the evening.
To treat other diseases, decot 10g Shan Zhu Yu in water for consumption in a standard manner.
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|Traditional Usages and Functions|
This herb is used in formulas to treat copious sweating, leaking urine and sperm, pain in the lower back and knees, dizziness, poor hearing, ringing in the ears, prolonged menstruation, and in extreme cases, shock (TCM: "leaking" Essence).
|Common Formulas Used In|
Anemarrhena, Phellodendron, and Rehmannia; Eight Immortal Long Life Pill; Rehmannia and Dogwood Fruit; Rehmannia and Magnetitum; Rehmannia Eight; Rehmannia Six
Experiments have shown shan zhu yu to be effective in inhibiting gastrointestinal peristalsis and in reducing blood sugar. Since this herb is obstructive, it is not recommended for those wìth constipation.
|Cautions in Use|
Do not use this herb when there is painful or difficult urination, or if there are heat and dampness symptoms.
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