Glossy Privet Fruit (Nuzhenzi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Fructus Ligustri lucidi|
|Botanical Name:||Ligustrum lucidum Ait.|
|Common Name:||Ligustrum seed
Glossy privet fruit
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The ripe fruit is gathered in autumn, then steamed and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet, bitter and cool|
|Meridian:||Liver and kidney|
|Functions:||To tonify the liver and kidneys
To clear heat and brighten the eyes
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Deficient yin of the liver and kidneys manifested as early graying of hair, decreased eyesight, dryness of eyes, tinnitus and soreness and weakness of the lower back and knees.
*Use with Mulberry (Sangshen), Eclipta (Mohanlian) and Wolfberry fruit (Gouqizi).
2. Deficient yin and heat.
*Use with Wolfberry bark (Digupi), Moutan bark (Mudanpi) and Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang).
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with diarrhea due to cold and deficiency of the spleen and stomach, or yang deficiency.|