Sang Bai Pi (Mi) 100 grams 5:1 concentration
Treasure of the East Sang Bai Pi (Mi)
Sang Bai Pi (Mi), also known as Mulberry Bark (processed) drains the Lungs, especially heat in the Lungs, alleviating cough.
|Brand||Treasure of the East Single Herb Extract Granules|
|English name||Mulberry root bark (Prepared), Morus bark (Prepared)|
|Unit Size||100 grams (5:1 extract granules)|
|Serving Size||As directed|
|Contraindications||Contraindicatated for cough or wheezing from Lung cold.|
|Chinese Symptomology||Cough and wheezing due to Lung heat; Floating edema, facial edema, swelling of the extremities, fever or thirst, urinary difficulty; Hypertension|
|Actions||Drains the Lungs, especially heat in the Lungs, thereby alleviating cough and wheezing; also drains fluids and treats edema. -Bensky|
|Pattern||Lung heat; Lung heat obstructing the downward movement of Lung qi, preventing water from moving and cutting off perspiration. - -Bensky|
|Ingredients||Sang Bai Pi - Morus alba|
Downward-directing in nature, Mori Cortex (sang bai pi) primarily settles cough and wheezing due to heat, and facilitates urination. There is a saying that "Draining Lung excess will not be successful without Mori Cortex (sang bai pi)." It is most commonly used in two areas: cough and wheezing with yellow sputum (or blood in the sputum) due to heat from excess in the Lungs, and for edema with urinary difficulty due to heat from excess. While effective for general edema, it is particularly helpful for swelling around the eyes. The Grand Materia Medica notes that "Its strong point is facilitating urination, as "excess requires draining of the Child"; therefore, it is appropriate when there is water qi in the Lungs, and when Lung fire is excessive."
--excerpted from Bensky: Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed
The product is prepared by mixing with warm honey and water, then soaking before frying until yellow in color. "Preparing the herb with honey mitigates its cooling and draining properties, preventing any damage to the Lung qi. It also increases its ability to moisten the Lung and calm wheezing." - Bensky: CHMMM
Concentrated powders of natural herbal products tend to absorb moisture from the air. Hence, it is necessary for the manufacturer to add a suitable amount of excipient to stabilize the concentrated herbal products. Non-GMO starch which contains maltodextrin, are used as excipients.