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Introduction To Dogwood Fruit (shan zhu yu)









Dogwood Fruit (shan zhu yu)

Fructus Corni


Properties: Sour, astringent in flavour, warm in nature, it is tropistic to the liver and kidney channels. Being warm and moist in nature, it functions in tonifying both liver-and kidney-yin and warming kidney-yang; and as an astringent, it is also good at consolidating and astringing the lower-jiao and serves as an important herb for reinforcing the kidney to preserve essence. Thus it can be used together with other herbs to treat syndromes of debility of the lower-jiao due to insufficiency of the liver and the kidney.

Effects: Invigorating the liver and kidney, keeping kidney essence, reducing urination, and checking perspiration and hemorrhage.


1. For insufficiency of kidney-yang induced debility of the lower-jiao manifested as spermatorrhea and frequent urination. it is often used with herbs for invigorating the kidney o preserve essence such as Fructus Psoraleae, Sement Astrgali Complanati, Semen Euryales, Radix Rehmanniae Preaparata. Rhizoma Dioscoreae, etc. For lassitude of the loins and knees, dizziness, tinnitus, night sweat, and spermatorrhear due to deficiency of both liver-and kidney-yin, it is often used with Radis Rehmanniae Preaparata, Rhizoma Dioscoreae, Cortex Moutan Radicis, as in Rehmannia Bolus of Six Ingredients (Liuwei Dihuang Wan).

2. For deficiency of Chong and Ren Meridians with menorrhagia, netrorrhagia and metrostaxis, it is often prescrided with drugs for curing metrorrhagia and leukorrhagia such as Radix Astragali seu Hedysari, Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae, Os Sepiella seu sepiae, etc.

3. For night sweat due to Yin-deficiency and spontaneous sweating because of Qi-deficiency, it is often prescribed with drugs for consolidating the superficies to stop sweaing, such as Os Draconis Fossilia Ossis Mastodi, Concha Ostreae, Fructus Tritici Levis, Fructus Schisandrae, etc.

Dosage and Administration: 6-15g; 30g used in large dosage.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Dogwood Fruit (shan zhu yu) as the  quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Dogwood Fruit (shan zhu yu) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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