branch of Morus alba L., family Moraceae.
Branch oblong striped, 0.5-1.5 cm in diameter. Cork grey-yellow, with
numerous yellow-brown spotted lenticels; nodes bearing semicircular leaf
scars and axillary buds. Prepared as transversely or diagnonally cut pieces;
section exhibiting thin cortex, radial vascular bundles in the xylem,
and yellow-white pith. Slightly bitter in taste, mild in nature, and attributive
to liver channel.
1. Expel wind, dredge the channels and ease the joints:
For rheumatism and muscular spasm, especially the upper extremities.
2. Lower blood pressure: For hypertension with the manifestation of sthenic
liver-yang or excessive liver-fire.
Promoting lymphocyte blastogenesis.