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Vitex fruit (Man jing zi) -Seeds

Vitex fruit (Man jing zi) -Seeds Image

Common Name: Vitex fruit, Chaste Tree fruit

Source of Earliest Record: Shennong Bencao Jing

Part Used : The fruit is gathered in summer, dried in the shade and baked until yellow or black.

Properties & Taste: Pungent, bitter and neutral
Meridians: Liver, stomach and urinary bladder.
Functions: 1. To disperse wind and clear heat;
2. To clear and benefit the head and eyes
Indications:
1. Headache and unilateral headache due to invasion by exogenous wind and heat.
2. Wind-damp bi syndrome manifested as joint pain and cramping or heaviness of limbs.
Dosage: 6-12 g
Cautions & Contraindications: This herb should be used with caution for headaches or eye problems due to deficient yin or blood.


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Degree of difficulty in germination.....9/10
(1 is easy - 10 very difficult) Seasonal