Mistletoe (sang ji sheng)

Nature: Mild in nature, bitter in taste, attributive to liver and kidney.


Mistletoe / Ramulus Taxilli

(sang ji sheng) 桑寄生


  

Nature: Mild in nature, bitter in taste, attributive to liver and kidney.

 

Characteristics: A parasitic shrub about 1 meter high. The young branches and leaves with red-brown downs are used.

 

Therapeutic effects: Expel wind-dampness and tonify the liver and kidney, nourish blood and calm the fetus, lower blood pressure especially for those with deficiency of liver and kidney.