Traditional Chinese Medicine/Man Jing Zi

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Name Means:

  • Man-to spread
  • Jing-Brambles/thorns
  • Zi-Seeds

English Name:

  • Vitex fruit

Chinese Name:

  • 蔓荆子 (Pinyin: màn jīng zĭ)

Latin Name:

  • Fructus Viticis [1]

Taste & Temperature:


  • Foot Tai Yang of Urinary Bladder
  • Foot Jue Yin of Liver
  • Foot Yang Ming of Stomach

Actions & Indications:

  • disperses Wind-Heat (Spicy & Cool)
  • clears head & eyes
  • drains Damp & expels Wind


  • Qi & Yin deficiency causing excessive sweating


  • Yin deficiency syndrome
  • Blood deficiency
  • chronic skin infection
  • headache or eye problem due to Blood or Yin deficiency
  • Stomach Qi deficiency



  • 2-4 qian (6-12 grams)

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Y. Hua, H.-L. Xina, Q.-Y. Zhanga, H.-C. Zhenga, K. Rahmanb, L.-P. Qina. "Anti-nociceptive and anti-hyperprolactinemia activities of Fructus Viticis and its effective fractions and chemical constituents", Phytomedicine, Volume 14, Issue 10, Pages 668-674 (15 October 2007)