Mulberry Bark (Sangbaipi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Cortex Mori|
|Botanical Name:||Morus alba L.|
|Common Name:||Mulberry bark
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The bark of the root is collected in winter. It is cleaned, cut into pieces and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and cold|
|Functions:||To nourish the yin and replenish the blood
To promote the production of body fluids and stop thirst
To moisten the intestines and move feces
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Heat in the lungs manifested as cough with excessive sputum and asthma.
*Use with Wolfberry bark (Digupi) and Licorice root (Gancao) in the formula Xiebai San.
2. Dysuria or edema.
*Use with Areca nut shell (Dafupi) and Poria peel (Fulingpi) in the formula Wupi Yin.