Mulberry and traditional Chinese medicine (3) – mulberry leaves and prescriptions

Wu Wenbo Shijiazhuang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hebei Province

Mulberry leaves


Mulberry generally refers to mulberry. Mulberry (Morus alba L.) is a deciduous tree or shrub of Moraceae and Morus. Mulberry is a large deciduous tree with high economic price. The height of mulberry seedlings is generally 10-40 meters, the diameter is 3 meters, and the growth rate is very fast. The leaves of the mulberry tree are elliptical and opposite, huge and bright, turquoise, young branches are green, and old branches are turquoise or gray. It blooms in late March, and the fruit matures in mid-April, with red or purple fruit, and the climate varies slightly from place to place. Mulberry trees are divided into male trees and female trees, which are dioecious, so male trees must be pollinated for fruit.

Mulberry and traditional Chinese medicine

Mulberry root bark, stem, leaf< /strong>, skin, and fruit are commonly used medicinal materials, as well as mulberry parasites, mulberry octopuses, and Phellinus japonica.

Mulberry leaf “Shen Nong’s Materia Medica”

is the dried leaves of Morus alba L., a plant of the family Moraceae. Most of them are wild or cultivated in various parts of our country. Harvest after the first frost, remove impurities and dry in the sun. Used raw or roasted with honey.

[Performance] Sweet, bitter, cold. Return lung, Liver Channel.

[Efficacy] Evacuate wind-heat, clear lung and moisten dryness, calm liver yang, clear liver and improve eyesight.

[Application] 1. Fengreganmao, early febrile disease. 2. Lung-heat cough, dry-heat cough. 3. Hyperactivity of liver yang. 4. Red eyes and fainting In addition, this product can cool blood and stop bleeding. It can also be used to treat hemoptysis, hematemesis, and epistaxis caused by blood heat. It should be used together with other blood-cooling and hemostatic drugs.

【Usage and Dosage】Decoction, 5~9g; or into pills or powder. Rinse eyes with decoction. Mulberry leaf honey can enhance the effect of nourishing the lungs and relieving cough, so mulberry leaves made of honey are often used for dry cough.

Mulberry leaf medicine pair

1. Sunburned mulberry leaves with gypsum sunburn 2. Mulberry leaves with almonds 3. Mulberry leaves With Zhuru 4. Mulberry leaves with black sesame.

Mulberry leaves and prescription

Mulberry Chrysanthemum Drink (“Warm Diseases Discrimination”)

Composition and Administration: Mulberry leaves for two cents and five cents (15g), chrysanthemums for one cent ( 15g), almond two cents (10g), forsythia one cent five cents (10g),

mint eight cents (5g), bellflower two cents (12g), licorice eight Divide (6g), reed root two coins (12g). Simmer in water and drink after mint (two cups of water from the original prescription, boil one cup, take twice a day).

Functions and indications: Dispelling wind and clearing heat, clearing lung and relieving cough. Syndrome of wind and temperature violating the lung. Symptoms include cough, mild body heat, slightly thirsty mouth, red tongue with thin white coating, floating and rapid pulse.

Fuso Zhibaodan (“Shoushi Baoyuan”)

Composition and consumption method: tens of catties of tender mulberry leaves (you must choose the tender ones in your home, wash with long running water after collection, remove the stalks, and dry them) Jushengzi. The honey is refined into pills, which are as big as phoenix seeds. 100 pills per serving, twice a day, with plain water.

Functions and Indications: Nourishing blood and expelling wind, moistening intestines and laxative. Treatment of dizziness, dizziness, tears in the wind, rough skin, premature graying of beard and hair, and dry stool caused by liver meridian deficiency and heat.

Remarks: There is no amount of Jusheng Zi in the prescription. 500 grams of mulberry leaves, 120 grams of jushengzi, and 500 grams of white honey are used for this prescription in “Yi Fang Ji Jie”.