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Introduction To Bush-Cherry Seed (yu li ren)









Bush-Cherry Seed (yu li ren)

Swmen Pruni


Properties: Pungent, bitter and sweet in flavour, neutral in nature, it acts on spleen, large and small intestine channels. Sweet and neutral for moistening and loosening the bowels, and pungent for releasing flatulence and fullness, the herb is suitable for patients with constipation caused by stagnation in bowels, and depletion of body fluid. It is also effective on edema and difficulty in micturition.

Effects: Moistening the bowels to relieve constipation and inducing diuresis to eliminate edema.


1. For Constipation due to dryness of intestine and abdominal distention, it is often used in combination with arborvitae seed (Semen Biotae), apricot kernel (Semen Armeniacae Armarum), peach kernel (Semen Persicae), tangerine peel (Peri deficiencarpium Cifri Reticulatae), as in Pill of Five Kernels.

2. For edema with ascites and difficulty in micturition, or edema due to constipation and difficulty in micturition, it is often used in combination with kansuiroot (Radix Euphorbiae Kansui), rhubarb and other purgatives, for edema caused by deficiency of spleen, white atractylodes rhizome (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae) and poria (Poria) are used in combination.

Dosage and Administration: 3-12g, it is cracked and decocted in water or made into pills or powder.

Precautions: It should be given cautiously for pregnant women.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Bush-Cherry Seed (yu li ren) 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 Bush-Cherry Seed (yu li ren) 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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