TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "sang zhi" which in english is "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:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
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 join…)".