Wolfberry Bark (Digupi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Cortex Lycii|
|Botanical Name:||Lycium chinensis Mill.
Lycium barbarum L.
|Common Name:||Wolfberry Bark
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The roots are dug in spring or autumn. The bark is peeled off the roots, dried in the sun and cut into pieces.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet or tasteless and cold|
|Meridian:||Lung and kidney|
|Functions:||To cool blood
To clear heat in the lungs
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Heat in the blood and deficient yin manifested as afternoon fever and night sweating.
*Use with Anemarrhena rhizome (Zhimu) and Turtle shell (Biejia).
2. Heat in the lungs and deficient yin manifested as cough, asthma and cough with blood.
*Use with Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen) and Biota tops (Cebaiye) .
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with fever due to common cold or weakness of the spleen accompanied by diarrhea.|