Source The pulp of Cornus officinalis Sieb. et Zucc., family Cornaceae.
Characteristics Pulp appearing as irregular sacs or flat pieces, about 1 cm in size, purple-red to purple-black, wrinkled, lustrous; tip with residual persistent calyx, base with residual fruit stalk. Soft in texture. Sour and astringent in taste, slightly warm in nature, and attributive to liver and kidney channels.
1. Invigorate the liver and kidney, supplement the essence and improve visual acuity: For deficiency of the liver and kidney manifested as soreness of the waist and knees, flaccidity of lower limbs, impotence, frequent micturition, sterility, dizziness, tinnitus and blurring of vision.
2. Astringe and preserve essence: For hypofunction of liver and kidney manifested as emission, enuresis, frequent micturition, metrorrhagia, menorrhagia, spontaneous perspiration, night sweat, collapse with profuse perspiration and dyspnea of asthenic type.
1 Relieving cyclophosphamid-induced leukopenia in mice.
2. Diuretic and hypotensive.
3. Inhibiting the growth of Bacillus dysenteriae in vitro.
Decoctjion: 6-12, up to 30g