Mulberry Mistletoe (Sangjisheng)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Ramulus Taxilli|
|Botanical Name:||Taxillus Chinensis (DC.) Danser|
|Common Name:||Loranthus, Mulberry Mistletoe|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The foliated stems and branches are gathered in winter and spring, cut into pieces and dried in the sun|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter and neutral|
|Meridian:||Liver and kidney|
|Functions:||To dispel wind and dampness
To tonify the liver and kidney, and strengthen the tendons and combinations
To calm the fetus and prevent miscarriage.
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as rheumatic pain and soreness and pain of the lower back and knees.
*Use with Pubescent angelica root (Duhuo), Cyathula root (Niuxi), Eucommia bark (Duzhong) and Cibot rhizome (Gouji) in the formula Duhuo Jisheng Tang.
2. Restless fetus, threatened abortion caused by deficient liver and kidney and dysfunction of Chong and Ren meridians.
*Use with Mugwort leaf (Aiye), Donkey hide gelatin (Ejiao), Eucommia bark (Duzhong) and Teasel root (Xuduan).
*Use with Uncaria stem (Gouteng), Chrysanthemum flower (Juhua), Wolfberry fruit (Gouqizi) and Glorybower leaf (Chouwutong).