Shan Zhu Yu - Stabilize and Bind
KD, LV (3-12g)

Shan Zhu Yu the Witch
Shan Zhu Yu the witch found a magic potion that she believed would tonify her LV and KD and bind her essence so that she could regain her youth. But because she was menstruating and bleeding when she drank the potion her qi collapsed and she began to have excessive sweating.

After the incident she developed (cc: painful and difficult urination with damp heat) and it hurt to pee.

English Name: cornus, medicinal cornel fruit, asiatic cornelian cherry fruit, japaneese cornel dogwood fruit
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Corni
Properties: sour, slightly warm

  Explanation of Key Words in this Story...
tonify her LV and KD; binds essence tonify LV and KD; binds essence
menstruating and bleeding stabilizes menstruation; stops bleeding
qi collapsed... excessive sweating recovers qi collapse; stops excessive sweating


      Shan Zhu Yu Actions and Indications
  • Tonifies LV and KD; binds essence (tinnitus, blurred vision, light headedness, dizziness, sore and weak low back/knees; impotence; leakage of fluids due to weak essence; excessive urination, incontinence, spermatorrhea)
  • Stabilizes menstruation; stops bleeding (deficient patterns of excessive uterine bleeding or prolonged menses)
  • Stops excessive sweating; recovers qi collapse (excessive sweating in cases of devastated yang and collapsed qi; also for xiao ke)
  • (cc: painful and difficult urination or with damp-heat)
    Special Notes:
  • Shan Zhu Yu has a diuretic effect, be careful when prescribing it alongside diuretic drugs.
  • Great by itself to prevent protein spillage in the urine. (W. Morris)

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