Sang Zhi - Mulberry Twig

TCM Materia Medica

Sang Zhi TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "sang zhi" which in english is Sang Zhi herb"mulberry twig", is categorized within the "herbs that dispel wind dampness" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver channels and exhibits bitter (ku), 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: 10-30g

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

  • Wind-damp bi especially in the upper extremities.
  • Reduces edema.

Sang Zhi may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: edema

As noted above, sang zhi is within the herbs that dispel wind dampness functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... for wind-dampness from the muscle, sinews, joints, and bones; bi-syndromes. wind-predominant bi (xing bi) - pain moves from joint to joint. cold-predominant bi (tong bi) - severe, fixed pain that is made worse by cold. damp-predominant b…)".

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