The TCM herb "jin ying zi" which in english is "cherokee rosehip", is categorized within the "herbs that stabilize and bind" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney, large intestine and urinary bladder channels and exhibits neutral (ping) and sour (suan) 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:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Jin Ying Zi may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: diarrhea, dysentary, incontinence, leukorrhea, spermatorrhea and/or uterine bleeding
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, jin ying zi is generally included in the following 3 formulas:
Weakness in the lower parts of the body from kidney yang and kidney qi deficiency - low back pain, weak back, hips, knees, leg, weak tendons.
Wind-cold-damp bi syndromes with particular issues in the lower back and legs - sciatic pain, heaviness in the lower body, hip and knee pain, arthritis in those areas (osteo or rheumatoid).
As noted above, jin ying zi is within the herbs that stabilize and bind functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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