She Chuang Zi
Pinyin Name: She Chuang Zi
English Name: Fructus Cnidii Monnieri
Other Names: Cnidium Monnieri Fruit, Jashoshi, Susangja, She Li, She Mi
Tastes: Acrid, Bitter
Origin: Hebei, Shandong and Zhejiang provinces in China
Benefits of She Chuang Zi:
She Chuang Zi is native to China. It must be collected in summer or autumn when the fruit grows ripe. She Chuang Zi covers meridians of spleen and kidney. Main functions are warming kidney, tonifying yang, removing dampness, destroying parasites, dispelling wind, relieving itching. Common uses and indications include impotence, itchy and clammy scrotum, womb-cold induced sterility in female, cold-damp induced morbid leukorrhea, arthralgia due to wind and dampness, scabies, eczema. Recommended dosage is from 3 to 9 grams.
She Chuang Zi is widely used in Chinese herbal formulas. 1) Zan Yu Dan is used to treat impotence due to kidney deficiency. Its ingredient herbs include She Chuang Zi, Dang Gui, Gou Qi Zi, Yin Yang Huo, Rou Cong Rong and more. 2) She Chuang Xi Wan is used to treat morbid leukorrhea caused by cold and dampness. Its ingredient herbs include She Chuang Zi, Shan Zhu Yu, Che Qian Zi, Xiang Fu, Bai Fan, Lu Jiao Jiao and more.