Cuscuta Semen - Tu Si Zi
Products Featuring This Herb:
Cuscuta Semen Extract Powder
Super Yang Jing Drops
Fertile Fields Teapills
Five Ancestors Teapills
Left Side Replenishing Teapills
Right Side Replenishing Teapills
Seven Treasures for Hair Teapills
Other Common Names
Page # In Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs
Cuscuta Semene, Semen
Tu Si Zi
Yin and Yang Jing
Acrid and Sweet
Organ Meridian Systems
Liver and Kidney
To tonify the Kidneys, benefit Yin and Yang Jing, Astringent
Cuscuta Semen is commonly used in long term tonic programs. It is a gentle tonic for the Kidney Yin and Yang and also helps nourish Qi. It helps the Kidney to consolidate the Qi. It is widely used to improve vision, nourish the sperm and marrow, strengthen bones and sinews and to strengthen sexual functions.
Cuscuta Semen is commonly used in tonic formulations designed to benefit Yin and Yang Jing. It is most commonly used to strengthen the urogenital functions. It is used to treat impotence, premature ejaculation, frequent urination and leukorrhea as well as ear ringing and aching lower back, symptoms which often accompany deficient Kidney conditions that cause sexual weakness.
Cuscuta Semen gently but efficiently helps tonify both Yin and Yang, therefore it is a very useful, safe and important herb. People suffering from Kidney Yin deficiency will tend to experience symptoms of dizziness, blurred vision, spots in front of the eyes and ringing in the ears. Habitual consumption of Cuscuta Semen can improve vision and clear away these symptoms.
Cuscuta Semen will build Yin Essence (Yin Jing) and therefore it is considered to be an anti-aging herb. It is used to build sperm, increase fertility in both men and women and is listed as an aphrodisiac in all traditional Chinese pharmacopoeias.
Cuscuta Semen will be used with either Yin or Yang tonic herbs depending on the specifics of the person’s condition. Cuscuta Semen is almost always combined with Cnidium seed because they enhance one another. Cuscuta Semen helps consolidate the Essence (Yin Jing) and therefore slows down aging and prevents loss of bodily fluids. This type of herb is critical in any program designed to rejuvenate the body and to prolong life.
- Eucommia bark, Dioscorea and Cibotium to fortify the Kidney, to strengthen the lower back and to treat lower back and knee pain
- Schizandra fruit, Cnidium fruit, Ligustrum fruit and Astragalus seed to treat impotence
- Codonopsis, White Atractylodes and Dioscorea to treat chronic diarrhea due to Spleen deficiency
Varieties and Grading
Fresh, aromatic Cuscuta Semen is best.
Not to be used when experiencing strong heat patterns.