Sang Shen - Mulberry Fruit-Spike

TCM Materia Medica

Sang Shen TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "sang shen" which in english is "mulberry fruit-spike", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, kidney and liver channels and exhibits cold (han) and sweet (gan) 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: 6-15g

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

  • Tonifies blood and enriches yin - dizziness, tinnitus, insomnia, premature graying of the hair.
  • Constipation due to blood deficiency in the elderly, xiao ke due to yin deficiency.

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

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

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