Source Mulberry Twig is the dried branch of Morus alba L., (Fam. Moraceae.)
Producing Areas Jiangsu, Henan and Shangdong, etc.
Properties Bitter, Sweet, Slightly Cold
- Treats wind-dampness in Bi syndrome associated with painful joints
Dispels wind, opens channels and benefits the joints.
- Relieves post-stroke conditions such as numbness of limbs and deviation in mouth and eyes
Also for muscle aches with heat in the upper extremities or hemiplegia or apoplexy.
- Promotes diuresis, reduces swelling and edema
For edema and dysuria with pain in limbs and joints by regulating the water passages.
- Treats traumatic injuries with swellings
- Reduces blood pressure
Usage and Dosage
9-15 g is used in decoction for oral use.
Also for external use.
Keep in a dry place.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one is tender, slender and even, with yellowish white core.
Identifying Sangzhi and Guizhi (Ramulus Cinnmomi):
Similarities: Both can dredge the channels, and treat Bi-syndrome of wind-dampness type in the upper part of the body.
Differences: Sangzhi is for heat-syndrome of wind-dampness type Guizhi tends to treat cold-Bi-syndrome