TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "man jing zi" which in english is "vitex fruit seed", is categorized within the "herbs that release the exterior wind heat" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver, stomach and urinary bladder channels and exhibits acrid, bitter (ku) and cool 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:
Man Jing Zi has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding man jing zi:
Man Jing Zi may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: headache
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, man jing zi is generally included in the following 2 formulas:
As noted above, man jing zi is within the herbs that release the exterior wind heat functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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