Fu Pen Zi - Chinese Raspberry

TCM Materia Medica

Fu Pen Zi TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "fu pen zi" which in english is Fu Pen Zi herb"chinese raspberry", is categorized within the "herbs that stabilize and bind" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney and liver channels and exhibits sweet (gan) and warm (wen) taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 4.5-9g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Tonify kidneys, stabilize kidney qi, binds the essence, restrains urine - incontinence, enuresis, spermatorrhea, frequent urination, premature ejaculation.
  • Liver and kidney deficiency - poor vision, sore low back, impotence.

Fu Pen Zi may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: incontinence, premenstrual syndrome (pms) and/or spermatorrhea

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, fu pen zi is generally included in the following 1 formula:

ViewWu Zi Yang Zong Wan (Five Seeds to Bring Forth Offspring)

Impotence, premature ejaculation, noctural emissions, low libedo from weakened kidney jing (essence). Poor concentration and memory, listlessness, general fatigue and worsening eyesight also resulti…

As noted above, fu pen zi is within the herbs that stabilize and bind functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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