Pinyin: sang bai pi (mi)
ENGLISH NAME: Mulberry bark
LATIN NAME: Honey Fried Mori Cortex
Properties: sweet, cold
Channels Entered: Lung
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Sedates Lung Heat, Relieves Wheezing
2. Promotes Urination, Reduces Swelling
3. Reduces Blood Pressure
10 to 15 grams in decoction. Unprocessed Sang Bai Pi is cold, and more strongly sedates the Lung and regulates water circulation. The honey-fried herb is warmer, and more effectively moistens the Lung and relieves dry cough and wheezing.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Sang Baí Pi is contraindicated for patients who are coughing due to cold in the Lung.