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Introduction To Japanese Beauty-Berry (zi zhu)









Japanese Beauty-Berry (zi zhu)

Folium Callivarpae Nudiflorae

Properties: The herb is bitter and puckery in flavour, cool in nature, and acts on the liver, lung and stomach channels. Being puckery for astringency, cool for clearing heat, and acting on blood for stopping bleeding by astringency and by clearing heat from blood, the herb is indicated for many kinds of bleeding and particularly good for bleeding in the lung and stomach. In addition, bitter and cool for clearing heat and toxins, the herb can be used to treat skin and external diseases as well as pyogenic infections.

Effects: Stopping bleeding by astringencyd, clearing heat and toxins.


1. The treat bleeding in the lung and stomach, the herb can be decocted alone or ground into powder for oral medication. At present, its tablet or injection preparations have been produced for use. To treat hematuria, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis and other kinds of bleeding due to blood-heat, the herb can be used in combination with field thistle, dried rehmannia root, eclipta and other herbs for clearing heat from blood to stop bleeding. To treat traumatic bleeding, the fresh herb can be mashed for external application.

2. To treat skin and external diseases due to toxic heat, the herb can be orally taken, externally applied, or used in combination with other herbs for clearing heat and toxins.

Dosage and Administration: 10-15g. 1.5-3g of powder for oral taken, an appropriate amount for external application.




For the convenience of customers, we offer the Japanese Beauty-Berry (zi zhu) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 15 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 Japanese Beauty-Berry (zi zhu) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $50.00.


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


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