Astringent Herbs

Fructus Rosae Laevigatae (Jinyingzi)
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The source is from the ripe fruit of Rosa laevigata Michx, family Rosaceae. The medicinal material is mainly produced in Guangdong, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Guizhou provinces and collected in September, October and November when the fruit is ripe. After the kernel is removed from the fruit, it is dried in the sun. The crude one is used.

Medicinal Properties: Sour and astringent in flavor, mild in nature, and attributive to the kidney, bladder and large intestine meridians.

Actions: Relieve nocturnal emission and reduce the frequency of urination, astringe the intestine to relieve diarrhea.

fructus rosae laevigatae (jinyingzi)


1. For kidney-deficiency manifested as nocturnal emission, sperma torrhoea, enuresis, frequent micturition and excessive leukorrhea, it can be decocted singly into soft extract for oral use, that is, Jinyingzi Gao (Soft extract) or used together with Qianshi (Semen Euryales), such as Shuilu Erxian Dan (Bolus).
2. For chronic diarrhea and lingering dysentery, it can be decocted alone or used together with such Chinese medicinal herbs for benefiting qi and tonifying the spleen as Dangshen (Radix Codonopsis), Baizhu (Rhizoma Atractyloclis Macrocephalae ), and Shanyao (Rhizoma Dioscoreae).
In addition, it can also be applied for prolapse of the rectum, uterine prolapse, and metrorrhagia and metrostaxis because of its astringing property.

Usage and Dosage: 6 -12 g is used in decoction for oral use. It can also be made into pills or soft extract for oral use.

It is not suitable for those with sthenic fire and/or sthenic pathogenic factors.

fructus rosae laevigatae (jinyingzi)

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