Bush-Cherry Seed (Yuliren)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Semen Pruni
|Botanical Name:||Prunus japonica Thunb.
Prunus humilis Bge.
Prunus tomentosa Thunb.
|Common Name:||Bush-cherry seed|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The ripe seeds from the fruit are gathered in autumn and dried in the sun. The seeds are then ground in a mortar and pestle.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, bitter and neutral|
|Meridian:||Small and large intestines|
|Functions:||To lubricate intestines and move feces
To promote urination and reduce edema
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Constipation due to dryness in the intestines.
*Use with Apricot seed (Xingren), Peach seed (Taoren) and Abrorvitae seed (Baiziren) in the formula Wuren Wan.
*Use with Mulberry bark (Sangbaipi), Phaseolus seed (Chixiaodou) and Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen) in the formula Yuliren Tang.
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with depletion of body fluids, or during pregnancy.|