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Man Jing Zi (Vitex Fruit)

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Cool Man Jing Zi (Fructus Viticis)
Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Fructus Viticis
Tone Marks:
màn jīng zĭ


  • 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.

Contraindications and 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).

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.


  • 6-12 grams.
  • Part used: fruit.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: