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Fructus Ligustri lucidi
Ligustrum lucidum Ait.
Ligustrum seed, Grossy privet fruit
Source of Earliest Record
Shennong Bencao Jing
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The ripe fruit is gathered in autumn, then steamed and dried in the sun.
Properties & Taste
Sweet, bitter and cool
Liver and kidney
1. To tonify the liver and kidneys; 2. To clear heat and brighten the eyes
Indications & Combinations
1. Deficient yin of the liver and kidneys manifested as early graying of hair, decreased eyesight, dryness of eyes, tinnitus and soreness and weakness of the lower back and knees. Grossy privet fruit (Nuzhenzi) is used with Mulberry (Sangshen), Eclipta (Mohanlian) and Wolfberry fruit (Gouqizi).
2. Deficient yin and heat. Grossy privet fruit (Nuzhenzi) is used with Wolfberry bark (Digupi), Moutan bark (Mudanpi) and Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang).
Cautions & Contraindications
This herb is contraindicated in cases with diarrhea due to cold and deficiency of the spleen and stomach, or yang deficiency.
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