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Morus alba L.
Mulberry bark, Morus bark
Source of Earliest Record
Shennong Bencao Jing
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The bark of the root is collected in winter. It is cleaned, cut into pieces and dried in the sun.
Properties & Taste
Sweet and cold
1. To reduce heat from the lungs and soothe asthma; 2. To promote urination and reduce edema
Indications & Combinations
1. Heat in the lungs manifested as cough with excessive sputum and asthma. Mulberry bark (Sangbaipi) is used with Wolfberry bark (Digupi) and Licorice root (Gancao) in the formula Xiebai San.
2. Dysuria or edema. Mulberry bark (Sangbaipi) is used with Areca nut shell (Dafupi) and Poria peel (Fulingpi) in the formula Wupi Yin.
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