Pinyin: fu pen zi
ENGLISH NAME: Palm-leaf raspberry
LATIN NAME: Rubi Fructus
Properties: sweet, sour, slightly warm
Channels Entered: Kidney, Liver
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Tonifies the Kidney, Consolidates Jing (Essence) and Retains Urine
2. Tonifies the Liver and Improves Vision
3 to 10 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
Use of Fu Pen Zi is not suitable for patients who have burning dysuria caused by damp-heat accumulation in the lower jiao.
Fu Pen Zi should also be used with caution for Kidney yin deficient patients with heat.