Mulberry bark (Sangbaipi)
Pharmaceutical Name: Cortex Mori
Botanical Name: Morus alba L.
Common Name: Mulberry bark, Morus bark
Source of Earliest Record: Shennong Bencao Jing
Part Used: The bark of the root is collected in winter. It is cleaned, cut into pieces and dried in the sun.
Natural Properties & Taste: Sweet and cold
1. To reduce heat from the lungs and soothe asthma.
2. To promote urination and reduce edema.
1. Heat in the lungs manifested as cough with excessive sputum and asthma. Mulberry bark (Sangbaipi) is used with Wolfberry bark (Digupi) and Licorice root (Gancao) in the formula Xiebai San.
2. Dysuria or edema. Mulberry bark (Sangbaipi) is used with Areca nut shell (Dafupi) and Poria peel (Fulingpi) in the formula Wupi Yin.
Dosage: 10-15 g