Pharmaceutical Latin: Ramulus Mori
Common English: Mulberry Twig
Morus Twig
Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
(Slightly Cold)
Severe cases: up to 60g
Tincture: 2-5ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Dispels Wind-Dampness, unblocks the channels and collaterals, benefits the joints and stops spasms

Wind-Damp with spasms, especially warm Bi in the upper extremities

Numbness in the extremities or hemiplegia as sequelae for Wind-Stroke

Promotes diuresis and reduces edema (regulates water metabolism)

Edema especially when accompanied by joint pain


Rx. Aristolochiae
Guang Fang Ji
Rx. Clematidis
Wei Ling Xian


Rx seu Rz. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo
Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis
Du Huo
Caul. Piperis Kadsurae
Hai Feng Teng

Fol. Mori
Sang Ye

Ram. Cinnamomi
Gui Zhi

Wind-Damp Bi.

Disperses External Wind-Heat in the head, face, muscle layer, channels, collaterals and joints to expel Wind, drain Heat, unblock the collaterals and alleviate pain to treat whole body pain due to External Wind-Heat.

Pain in the upper extremities.

Rx. Aristolochiae
Guang Fang Ji
Rx. Clematidis
Wei Ling Xian
Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis
Du Huo

Generalized Bi syndrome.



  1. This is a mild herb with Wind expelling and Heat clearing properties and can be used for Bi pain in children and adolescents. Members of this age group usually do not suffer from Deficiency but rather are more apt to suffer from Wind-Dampness invasion with a short duration.
  2. It can be used singly to treat Wind-Heat Bi syndrome of the shoulders and arms.
  3. A large dosage of this herb treats hemiplegia or post-stroke paralysis.
  4. Both Sang Zhi and Ram Cinnamomi Gui Zhi unblock the collaterals. Gui Zhi is acrid and warm and therefore more appropriate for Cold Bi, and has a wider scope of action than Sang Zhi which expels Wind and eliminates Dampness. It is slightly cooling and therefore is superior in treating Wind-Heat and Dampness or when itching is a prominent symptom.
  5. Both Sang Zhi and Lignum Pini Nodi Song Jie dispel Wind-Dampness and are often used to treat Wind-Damp Painful Obstruction of the sinews, bones and joints. Sang Zhi is neutral and is appropriate for either Cold or Heat Bi. Song Jie is warm and drying and is appropriate for Wind-Cold-Damp Bi.
  6. Sang Zhi. Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi, Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi and Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua are commonly used to treat Bi syndrome. Sang Zhi and Gui Zhi are most effective for the upper body and Niu Xi and Mu Gua are most effective for the lower body. Sang Zhi is most effective for Hot Bi, Gui Zhi is most effective for Cold Bi. Mu Gua treats pain by relieving muscle spasms and cramps, while Niu Xi treats pain by tonifying the Liver and Kidneys.