Pharmaceutical Latin: Fructus Broussonetiae
Common English: Paper Mulberry Fruit
Herbs that Tonify the Yin
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Tonifies the Liver and Kidney Yin

Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiencies with a weak lower back and legs, Deficiency consumption, steaming bone disorder, nightsweats, spermatorrhea and lightheadedness

Clears the Liver and clears the eyes

Superficial visual obstruction from Heat in the Liver channel (can be used alone)

Tonifies the Kidney Yin and Augments Kidney Qi

Edema and urinary difficulty due to stoppage of water associated with Kidney Qi dysfunction

  • Use caution for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.

Fr. Lycii
Gou Qi Zi

Cx. Lycii
Di Gu Pi
Spica Schizonepetae
Jing Jie Sui

Fu Ling
Flos Caryophylli
Ding Xiang

Light headedness due to Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency

Wind-Heat Attacking the Head with excessive tearing and visual disturbances

As a pill for edema due to Kidney Qi dysfunction

  1. This herb governs infertility, edema, augments Kidney Qi, fills out the muscles and skin and brightens the eyes.
  2. It is normally used soaked in wine, steamed and baked dry.
  3. It fortifies the sinews and bones, reinforces the Yang Qi, tonifies Deficiency consumption, assists the lower back and knees and benefits the complexion.
  4. Applied topically as a paste, it clears Heat, resolves toxicity and generates flesh while eliminating the putrid.
  5. Both Chu Shi Zi and Fr. Lycii Gou Qi Zi are sweet, moistening, enrich and tonify Liver and Kidney Yin and Blood and are used for achy, weak lower back and legs, dizziness, lightheadedness and visual disturbances. Gou Qi Zi is neutral and can tonify Jing and treat coughs by moistening the Lungs. Chu Shi Zi is cold and clears Heat, especially in the Liver channel affecting the eyes. it also promotes urination.