Japanese Wax Privet (nu jen zi)

Nature: Slightly cold; bitter and sweet; attributive to kidneys and spleen.


Japanese Wax Privet / Ligustrum Japonicum 

(nu jen zi) 女貞子


  

Nature: Slightly cold; bitter and sweet; attributive to kidneys and spleen.

 

Characteristics: Fruit of an evergreen tree that is cultivated for the production of white wax because the insect that produces this wax favors it as a habitat. This herb is known to tighten flesh and firming skins and increases energy.

 

Characteristics: Stimulant; build immunity and prevent tumor formation; tonify yin and calm the five vital organs; tranquilize the mind by nourishing the heart and treat insomnia, palpitation and also used for treating hepatitis.