Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Fruit/Seed) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Wu Wei Zi
English Name: Schisandra Fruit/Seed

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Constrain leakage of lung qi, enriches kidney yin - chronic cough and wheezing due to kidney and lung deficiency.
  • Tonify the kidneys, bind the essence, stop diarrhea - nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, leukorrhea, frequent urination, daybreak diarrhea.
  • Inhibits sweating, generates fluids - thirst with excess sweat, spontaneous sweating, nightsweats, xiao ke.
  • Quiet the spirit, calm the heart - irritability, palpitations, insomnia due to blood deficiency or kidney and heart yin injury.

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Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 1.5-3g raw
  • Tonic: 6-9g

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

  • Do Not Use With Presence Of OPI.

Staff Clinician Notes

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