Sang Ji Sheng - Mulberry Mistletoe Stem

TCM Materia Medica

Sang Ji Sheng TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "sang ji sheng" which in english is Sang Ji Sheng herb"mulberry mistletoe stem", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify yin" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney and liver channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and neutral (ping) 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: 9-30g

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

  • Tonify liver and kidney yin, strengthen sinews and bones, expel wind-damp - lower back and knee pain, joint problems, atrophy of sinews and bones, bi-syndromes.
  • Nourish blood, calm the womb - uterine bleeding during pregnancy, dry and scaly skin.
  • Hypertension.

Sang Ji Sheng may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: hypertension (high blood pressure)

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, sang ji sheng is generally included in the following 3 formulas:

ViewDan Shen Huo Xue Wan (Red Sage Root Decoction for Promoting Blood Circulation)

Phlebitis, generally chronic.

ViewDu Huo Ji Sheng Wan (Solitary Hermit Teapills)

For chronic pain due to obstruction (bi zheng) with liver and kidney deficiency. For lower back pain often with weakness and/or pain in the knees. For arthritis, especially the type affected by col…

ViewZhuang Yao Jian Shen Wan (Strengthen The Back And Benefit The Kidney Pills)

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.

As noted above, sang ji sheng is within the herbs that tonify yin functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... yin tonics are generally sweet, cold, enriching and cloying. they are inappropriate for spleen or stomach deficiency, internal dampness or phlegm, abdominal distension, and/or diarrhea. general symptoms by system: lung yin defic…)".

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