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Tu Si Zi

Cuscuta | 菟絲子
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SKU C4890

Ingredient: Cuscuta seed (tu si zi) (Cuscuta chinensis).

Mandarin: 菟絲子
Pin-Yin: Tu Si Zi
English: Cuscuta
Korean: 토복령
Romaji: Toshishi
Kanji: 菟絲子
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Cuscutae Semen


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Acrid, sweet, neutral

Channels Entered:

  • Kidney, liver

Herb Actions:

  • Tonifies the yang
  • Augments the yin
  • Tonifies the kidneys and liver
  • Supports vision health
  • Supports spleen and kidney health


  • Not recommended to be used for fire from yin deficiency
  • Use with caution during pregnancy

Commonly Found In:

  • Eucommia & Rehmannia Formula, He-shou-wu & Lycium Formula, Achryanthes & Rehmannia Formula

FUNCTIONS: Tonifies kidneys, nourishes essence and sperm; tonifies kidney and spleen yang, clears vision, controls diarrhea, prevents miscarriage.*

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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