Chinese Herbs: Man Jing Zi (Vitex Fruit), Fructus Viticis
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Chinese Herbs: Man Jing Zi (Vitex Fruit), Fructus Viticis

Herb 8 of 12
Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Cool Man Jing Zi (Fructus Viticis)
Channels:
BL, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Fructus Viticis
Chinese:
蔓荆子
Tone Marks:
màn jīng zĭ

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Clears Heat and Disperses Wind
    For Wind-Heat common cold, especially if the main complaint is headache or eye pain.
  • Clears Wind and Heat in the Liver Channel
    Treats excessive tearing, cataract, night-blindness, and Blood-shot eyes.
  • Drains Dampness and Expels Wind
    For Wind-Damp Bi pain and spasms in the limbs with numbness, cramping, and a heavy sensation.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Caution in cases of headache due to blood and Yin Deficiency, and stomach qi Deficiency. Traditionally this herb is not recommended with Radix Aconiti (wu tuo) and Gypsum (shi gao).

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 6-12 grams.
  • Part used: fruit.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: