Source The dried egg capsule of Tenodera sinesis Saussure, Statilia maculate.
Producing Areas Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shandong, etc.
Properties Sweet, Salty, Neutra.
Channels Liver, Kidne.
- Invigorates the kidney
- Supplements the yang of the kidney
- Preserves kidney essence
For weakness of kidney-energy manifested as frequent micturition.
- Reduces the frequency of urination
For infantile enuresis.
- Treats impotence and premature ejaculation attributed to deficiency of yang in the kidney
- Treats nocturnal emission and leukorrhagia
Usage and Dosage
For brewing, 3–10 g is used.
6–10 g is used in decoction for oral use.
Not used in cases of fever due to yin-deficiency, heat in the urinary bladder and frequent urination.
Keep in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Protect from moths.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one is integrated, yellow in colour, light and tough, without impurities.