Dogwood Fruit (Shanzhuyu)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Fructus Corni|
|Botanical Name:||Cornus officinalis Sieb. Et Zucc.|
|Common Name:||Cornus fruit
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The ripe fruit is gathered from October to November. The fruit is then dried in the sun or baked again.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sour and slightly warm|
|Meridian:||Liver and kidney|
|Functions:||To tonify the liver and kidneys
To astringe the essence
To stop sweating
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Deficiency of the liver and kidneys manifested as dizziness, blurred vision, soreness in the lower back, weakness of the legs, seminal emissions and impotence.
*Use with Prepared rehmannia root (Shudihuang), Dadder seed (Tusizi), Wolfberry fruit (Gouqizi) and Eucommia bark (Duzhong).
2. Spontaneous sweating due to weakness of the body.
*Use with Ginseng (Renshen), Prepared aconite root (Fuzi) and Oyster shell (Muli).
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with damp-heat or dysuria.|