Nature: sweet, warm
Enters: Liver, Kidney
Actions: Tonifies kidney Yang; controls Jing; nourishes liver Yin to improve vision.
• Kidney Yang deficiency: lumbar pain, impotence, seminal emission, frequent urination, urinary incontinence, copious leukorrhea, premature ejaculation.
• Liver Yin (and kidney) deficiency: poor or blurry vision.
• Compared to Tu si zi, Sha yuan ji li focuses more on improving the vision, whereas Tu si zi focuses more on tonification.
Hsu: Antidiuretic, stimulates uterine contraction.
DY: Astringing (secures the essence); harmoniously supplements Yin and Yang.
• With Bai ji li to regulate upbearing and downbearing and the liver and kidneys. Together, they course the liver and rectify Qi, resolve depression and calm the liver. They harmoniously supplement the liver and kidneys – they enrich the kidneys and secure the essence, nourish the liver and brighten the eyes. For such indications as:
– 1. Vertigo, unclear vision due to liver and kidney deficiency. (Use salt mix-fried Bai ji li.)
– 2. Lumbar pain, seminal emission, premature ejaculation, frequent urination due to kidney deficiency. (Use salt mix-fried or stir-fried Sha yuan zi.)
– 3. Abnormal vaginal discharge due to kidney deficiency.