TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "shan zhu yu" which in english is "asiatic cornelian cherry fruit", is categorized within the "herbs that stabilize and bind" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney and liver channels and exhibits sour (suan) and warm (wen) taste/temperature properties.
Shan Zhu Yu may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: dizziness (vertigo), impotence (erectile dysfunction), incontinence, spermatorrhea, sweat problems and/or uterine bleeding
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, shan zhu yu is generally included in the following 11 formulas:
As noted above, shan zhu yu is within the herbs that stabilize and bind functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... stabilizing and binding herbs most often have sour and astringent properties. they are useful for conditions involving excess discharges …)".