Fructus Mori


Fruit of Morus alba L., family Moraceae.

A kind of collective fruit (consisting of many small achenes), oblong, 1-2 cm long. Appearing yellow-brown, dull purple when riped, with short fruit stalk. Small achene flat-ovate, wrapped by fleshy persistent perianth. Sweet and sour in taste, warm in nature, and attributive to heart, liver and kidney channels.

Nourish yin, enrich blood, moisturize dryness and calm the wind:For insufficiency of yin-blood or stirring up of wind-yang manifested as dizziness, tinnitus, vexation and insomnia; for diabetes due to yin-deficiency and insufficiency of fluid; for constipation due to deficiency of yin and dryness of intestine. Recently, used for anemia, neurasthenia, diabetes mellitus and hypertension of yin-deficiency type.

Pharmacological Action
It contains sugar, organic acid, vitamins B1, B2 and C, and carotene. Its oleum contains oleic acid and linoleic acid.

Administration Decoction: 15-30g.


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