Pinyin: shan yu rou (jiu)

ENGLISH NAME: Asiatic Dogwood ( Wine Fried )

LATIN NAME: Wine Fried Corni Fructus

Pinyin: shan yu rou (jiu)

Properties: sou巳 slightly warm
Channels Entered: Kidney, Liver

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Tonifies the Liver and Kidney

2. Retains Jing (Essence) and Body Fluids

DOSAGE
6 to 12 grams. In severe cases, use up to 30 grams of Shan Zhu Yu. The unprocessed herb has a stronger bind- ing function to treat spontaneous or night perspiration. The steamed form (with grain-based liquor) has a warmer and stronger tonic effect for the Liver and Kidney, and is commonly used to treat low back pain, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, impotence, premature ejaculation, and incontinence.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use of Shan Zhu Yu is contraindicated in cases of deficient Kidney fire, or in dysuria caused by heat in the
lower jiao.