Mulberry Leaf (Sangye)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Folium Mori|
|Botanical Name:||Morus alba L.|
|Common Name:||Morus leaf
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The leaves are gathered in autumn, during the period of Frost's Descent (eighteenth solar term), then dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet, bitter and cool|
|Meridian:||Lung and liver|
|Functions:||To expel wind and clear heat
To clear heat in the liver and benefit the eyes
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Wind-heat exterior syndrome manifested as fever, headache, sore throat and cough.
*Use with Chrysanthemum flower (Juhua), Platycodon root (Jiegeng), Mentha (Bohe) and Forsythia fruit (Lianqiao) in the formula Sang Ju Yin.
2. Lung attacked by dryness and heat manifested as cough with sputum and dry nose and mouth.
*Use with Apricot seed (Xingren), Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuanbeimu) and Ophiopogon root (Maidong) in the formula Sang Xing Tang).
3. Flaring up of fire in the liver manifested as red, painful and watering eyes.
*Use with Chrysanthemum flower (Juhua), Cassia seed (Juemingzi) and Plantain seed (Cheqianzi).
4. Dificient yin of the liver manifested as dizziness and blurred vision.
*Use with Ligustrum (Nuzhenzi), Wolfberry fruit (Gouqizi) and Black sesame seed (Heizhima).