Source Chinese Wolfberry Root-Bark is the dried root-bark of Lycium chinensis Mill. and Lycium barbarum L. (Fam. Solanaceae).
Producing Areas Mainly produced in Shanxi, Henan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, etc.
Properties Spicy, Cold
Channels Lung, Liver, Kidney
- Clears heat from yin deficiency
For chronic fevers, night sweats, steaming bone disorder, irritability or thirst.
- Clears lung heat and stops cough and wheezing
Cools the bloodFor vomiting with blood, epistaxis, and blood in the urine.
- Drains floating fire in the kidney channel
For fire from deficiency causing toothache.
Usage and Dosage
6 – 15g is decocted for oral use.
Notes Use with caution in the patient with fever due to wind-cold syndrome or loose stools due to asthenic cold of the spleen and stomach.
Keep in a dry, ventilated place.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one is large in size, neat, with thick flesh and without wooden centre.