Mulberry and traditional Chinese medicine (7) – Phellinus and prescriptions

Wu Wenbo Shijiazhuang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hebei Province

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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

The root (bark), stem, leaf and fruit of the mulberry tree are commonly used medicinal materials, and Sangjisi, mulberry octopus, Sanghuang, etc.


Sanghuang has a relatively long history of use in my country, and it was first recorded in Zhen Quan’s “On the Properties of Medicine”.

Phellinus belongs to the fungus, derived from the fruiting bodies of Phellinus japonica of the fungus Basidiomycetes class Polyporaceae Polyporaceae. It has medicinal effects such as benefiting the five viscera, softening hard masses, detoxifying, stopping bleeding, promoting blood circulation, harmonizing the stomach, transforming drink, and stopping diarrhea. And so on a series of symptoms.

Phellinus and Prescriptions

Aluman Pill “Shenghui” Volume 60

Composition and serving method: alum and half liang (burning to make the juice exhausted), aconite 1 liang (cracked, peeled navel), Sanghuang 1 liang (file, slightly fried). The top is the end, and the steamed cake soaked in warm water is used as a ball, which is as big as a phoenix tree. Take 15 pills per serving, take it with porridge before eating, and increase to 20 pills.

Efficacy and indications: Hemorrhoids have not healed for many years, and the lower part is swollen, hard and painful.

Volume 179 of Huang Qisan “Shengji Zonglu”

Composition Service Method: Astragalus (filed, fried) 3 points, aconite 1 tael (peeled navel, used raw), Panghuang (hot with honey) 1 tael, alum (burned Gray) and half two. The above is scattered. After washing, apply the medicine with new cotton, and then move it into the intestines with hands.

Efficacy and Indications: Anal prolapse in children.


①Treating bloody stranguria, navel Abdomen and penis astringent pain: one or two halves of the root bark of Gangu tree, one or two halves of Phellinus japonica (slightly broiled). Apply the medicine, smash it roughly into powder. Take three qian per serving, take one cup of water, fry until six minutes, remove the water, and take it warm regardless of the time.

②Treatment of anal prolapse and bloody diarrhea: one tael of Rhizoma Cyperi (roasted), one tael of Phellinus (slightly broiled). To apply the medicine, pound the Luo to make the powder, and refine the honey and pills, which are as big as phoenix seeds. Before each meal, drink 20 pills with porridge.

③Treatment of women’s strain, continuous menstrual flow, temporary stop of blood, small labor drama: Phellinus japonica as the end, every time before eating, mix it with hot wine Two money. (①Following the recipe is “Sheng Huifang”)

④Treatment of scrofula and ulceration: five qian of Phellinus sphaerifolia, one or two of water red beans, three qian of Baicao cream, and two qian of moss , a piece of brain. For the end, apply chicken white tone; wash with decoction of plantain, mugwort leaf, and mulberry bark. (“Compiling Yao Qi Fang”)