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Introduction To Dodder Seed (tu si zi)









Dodder Seed (tu si zi)  

Semen Cuscutae


Properties: Sweet in flavour, warm in nature, it is tropistic to the liver, kidney and spleen channels. Being sweet, warm and moist in property, it functions in tonifying both kidney-yang and :Cyin, nourishing the liver and improving vision. As a tonic, it is not sticky and often serves to treat syndromes of deficiency of the kidney and hypopsia due to deficieccy of both liver-and kidney-yin. In addition, it also functions in warming the spleen and arresting diarrhea, serving to treat chronic diarrhea due to spleen-deficiency.

Effects: Tonifying the kidney, preserving essence, nourishing the liver to improve vision and relieving diarrhea.


1. For insufficiency of kidney-qi, debility of the lower-jiao manifested as soreness in the loins and knees, vertigo, tinnitus, spermatorrhea, frequent micturation, impotence and premature ejaculation, it is often used with drugs for tonifying the kidney and reserving essence, such as Cornu Cervi Pantotrichum, Cortex Eucommiae, Ootheca, Fructus Schisandrae, etc.

2. For failure in nourishing eyes and blurred vision due to yin-deficiency of the liver and kidney, it can be used with drugs for nourishing the liver and bettering vision, such as Fructus Lycii, Semen Plantaginis, Radix Rehmanniae Praeparata, Semen Astragali Complanati, etc.

Besides, this herb is also used to treat kidney-deficiency, induced threatened abortion and chronic diarrhea due to deficiency-cold of both the spleen and kidney.

Dosage and Administration: 10-20g.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Dodder Seed (tu si zi) 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 Dodder Seed (tu si zi) 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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