|Pharmaceutical Name:||Fructus Mori|
|Botanical Name:||Morus alba L.|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Xinxiu Bencao|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The ripe fruit is gathered from April to June. It is cleaned and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and cold|
|Meridian:||Heart, liver and kidney|
|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. Deficient yin and blood manifested as dizziness, vertigo, blurred vision, tinnitus, deafness, insomnia and early graying of hair.
*Use with Fleeceflower root (Heshouwu), Grossy privet fruit (Nuzhenzi) and Eclipta (Mohanlian) in the formula Shouwu Yanshou Dan.
2. Thirst and dry mouth due to deficient body fluids or diabetes manifested as thirst with desire to drink, profuse urine and lassitude.
*Use with Ophiopogon root (Maidong), Grossy privet fruit (Nuzhenzi) and Trichosanthes root (Tianhuafen).
3. Constipation due to dryness in the intestines.
*Use with Black sesame seed (Heizhima), raw Fleeceflower root (Heshouwu) and Hemp seed (Huomaren).
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with diarrhea due to cold and deficiency of the spleen and stomach.|