Mulberry Twigs (Sangzhi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Ramulus Mori|
|Botanical Name:||Morus alba L.|
|Common Name:||Morus branch, Mulberry twigs|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Bencao Tujing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The tender branches are gathered at the end of spring or the beginning of summer; then they are dried in the sun and cut into slices.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter and neutral|
|Functions:||To dispel wind and dampness
To clear the collaterals
|Indications and Combinations:||Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as rheumatic pain and spasm of the limbs.
*Use with alone or with Tetrandra root (Fangji), Chaenomeles fruit (Mugua) and Chinese starjasmine (Luoshiteng).
|Cautions:||This herb should be used cautiously in cases with deficient yin syndrome.|