Cherokee Rose Fruit (Jin Ying Zi)

Cherokee rose hips (Jinyingzi)

Pharmaceutical Name: Fructus Rosae laevigatae

Botanical Name: Rosa laevigata Michx.

Common Name: Rosa fruit, Cherokee rose hips

Source of Earliest Record: Shu Bencao

Part Used: The ripe fruit is gathered from September to October. After the fruit pits have been removed, the fruit is cleaned and dried in the sun.

Natural Properties & Taste: Sour, astringent and neutral

Meridians: Kidney, urinary bladder and large intestine

Therapeutic Effects:
1. To control the essence;
2. To astringe the intestines and stop diarrhea;
3. To decrease urination

1. Deficiency of the kidneys manifested as seminal emissions, nocturnal enuresis or leukorrhagia. Cherokee rose hips (Jinyingzi) is used with Euryale seed (Qianshi) and Dadder seed (Tusizi).

2. Chronic diarrhea due to deficiency of the spleen. Cherokee rose hips (Jinyingzi) is used with Pilose asiabell root (Dangshen), White atractylodes (Baizhu) and Dioscorea (Shanyao).

Dosage: 6-18 g

Cautions & Contraindications: This herb is contraindicated in cases with excessive fire or excessive pathogenic factors.

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