Cherokee Rose Hips (Jinyingzi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Fructus Rosae laevigatae|
|Botanical Name:||Rosa Laevigata Michx.
|Common Name:||Rosa fruit
Cherokee rose hips
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shu Bencao
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The ripe fruit is gathered from September to October. After the fruit pits have been removed, the fruit is cleaned and dried in the sun.
|Properties and Taste:||Sour, astringent and neutral
|Meridian:||Kidney, urinary bladder and large intestine
|Functions:||To control the essence
To astringe the intestines and stop diarrhea
To decrease urination
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Deficiency of the kidneys manifested as seminal emission, nocturnal enuresis or leukorrhagia.
*Use with Euryale seed (Qianshi) and Dadder seed (Tusizi).
2. Chronic diarrhea due to deficiency of the spleen.
*Use with Pilose asiabell root (Dangshen), White atractylodes (Baizhu) and Dioscorea (Shanyao).
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with excessive fire or excessive pathogenic factors.|