||Lycium chinensis Mill.
Lycium barbarum L.
|Source of Earliest Record:
||Shennong Bencao Jing
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:
||The roots are dug in spring or autumn. The bark is peeled off the roots, dried in the sun and cut into pieces.
|Properties and Taste:
||Sweet or tasteless and cold
||Lung and kidney
||To cool blood
To clear heat in the lungs
|Indications and Combinations:
||1. Heat in the blood and deficient yin manifested as afternoon fever and night sweating.
*Use with Anemarrhena rhizome (Zhimu) and Turtle shell (Biejia).
2. Heat in the lungs and deficient yin manifested as cough, asthma and cough with blood.
*Use with Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen) and Biota tops (Cebaiye) .
||This herb is contraindicated in cases with fever due to common cold or weakness of the spleen accompanied by diarrhea.