Chinese Dodder – Tu Si Zi (Semen Cuscutae)

tusiziSource: Tu Si Zi – the ripe seeds of Cuscuta chinensis Lam., family Convolvulaceae.

Function: Tu Si Zi invigorates the kidney and supplements the essence. Tu Si Zi nourishes the liver and improves eyesight. It also stops diarrhoea and soothes the fetus.

Application: Tu Si Zi is applied for deficiency of the kidneys manifested as lower back pain, impotence, seminal emission, difficult urination or thick vaginal discharge. Tu Si Zi can be applied for blurred vision and weakness of eyesight due to insufficiency of the kidney and liver. For diarrhea due to deficiency of both the spleen and kidney and it can also be used for the treatment of diabetes.