English Name: mulberry twigs
Pharmaceutical Name: Ramulus Mori
Medica Category: Wind Damp Dispelling Herbs – Channel and Collateral Opening Herbs
Properties: Sang Zhi enters the Liver channel; it is bitter in nature and neutral in temperature.
The Chinese Herb Sang Zhi is the dried twigs from the branches of the mulberry tree (Morus alba L.).
Sang Zhi dispels wind-damp and opens the channels and collaterals to treat bi zheng (painful obstruction syndrome) that presents with joint tightness/stiffness and muscle spasms and cramping in the limbs. It is most effective for bi zheng w/heat in the upper extremities.
Sang Zhi promotes diuresis and is used to address dysuria associated with edema in the limbs.