Tu Si Zi, South Dodder Seed, Chinese Dodder Seed
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Common Name: South Dodder Seed
Chinese Name: Tu Si Zi 菟丝子
Latin Name: Semen Cuscutae
Other Name: Chinese Dodder Seed, Cuscuta Chinensis, 菟丝实、吐丝子、无娘藤米米、黄藤子、龙须子、萝丝子、黄网子、黄萝子、豆须子、缠龙子、黄丝子
Origin: Jilin, Liaoning, Hebei, Gansu, Ningxia, Xinjiang, Shaanxi, Shandong, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Hunan, Hubei, Guangdong, Sichuan, Yunnan Province, China
Storage: Keep in cool, dry and no light place
More About This TCM (In English):
Sweet, astringing, slightly warm; kidney, spleen and liver meridians entered.
Tonify kidney, nourish essence, nourish liver to improve vision, secure essence, reduce urination and stop leukorrhagia, tonify spleen to check diarrhea and prevent abortion.
A. Impotence, seminal emission, sterility, enuresis, frequent urination, leukorrhagia due to kidney deficiency
It can be extensively used in various syndromes due to kidney yang deficiency and insufficiency of kidney essence, because it is mild in the action of tonifying, warm without dryness, and it can both tonify kidney yang and supplement kidney essence, which means tonifying both yang and yin. In addition, it also can secure essence, reduce urination and stop leukorrhagia.
B. Deficiency of liver and kidney, dim and poor vision
It is indicated for dim and poor vision, hypopsia due to both liver and kidney deficiency, because it can tonify liver and kidney, nourish kidney essence, and improve vision.
C. Deficiency of both spleen and kidney, loose stool and diarrhea
It is indicated for loosing stool and diarrhea due to spleen deficiency or deficiency of both spleen and kidney, because it can tonify spleen and kidney, check diarrhea. It is commonly combined with spleen and kidney-warming herbs to check diarrhea of deficiency type.
D. Threatened abortion, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis due to liver and kidney deficiency, insecurity of thoroughfare and conception vessels
It is indicated for threatened abortion due to liver and kidney deficiency, insecurity of thoroughfare and conception vessels, malnutrition of fetus, or metrorrhagia and metrostaxis due to disharmony of sea of blood, because it can tonify liver and kidney, strengthen thoroughfare and conception vessels to prevent abortion, relieve metrorrhagia and metrostaxis.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 10~15 g.
It is contraindicated in cases of yin deficiency with effulgent fire and difficult urination because of its warm property and tonifying and astringing actions.
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