Nu Zhen Zi, also known as Ligustrum lucidum or Glossy Privet Fruit, is a herb commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It has various uses, ongoing research, and a few contraindications.

1. Uses in TCM:
a. Tonifying Liver and Kidney Yin: Nu Zhen Zi is often used in TCM to tonify and nourish the Yin energy of the Liver and Kidneys. It is commonly prescribed for symptoms of Yin deficiency, such as dryness, dizziness, tinnitus, and blurred vision.

   b. Enhancing Vision: This herb is believed to have a specific affinity for the eyes and is used to improve vision and address eye-related conditions such as dry eyes, blurred vision, and night blindness.

   c. Supporting Immune Function: Nu Zhen Zi is also used in TCM to strengthen the immune system and enhance overall vitality, promoting the body’s resistance to illness and disease.

2. Ongoing research:
a. Antioxidant and Anti-aging Effects: Preliminary studies suggest that Nu Zhen Zi may possess antioxidant properties, which can help protect against cellular damage caused by oxidative stress. These effects may contribute to its potential anti-aging benefits.

   b. Liver Protective Effects: Some research indicates that Nu Zhen Zi may have hepatoprotective properties, helping to protect the liver against damage caused by various factors. However, further studies are needed to confirm and understand the extent of its liver-protective effects.

3. Contraindications:
a. Cold and Damp Conditions: Nu Zhen Zi has a cooling nature and should be used with caution or avoided in individuals with cold or damp conditions, as it may exacerbate symptoms such as coldness, digestive issues, and lethargy.

   b. Loose Stool or Diarrhea: In some cases, Nu Zhen Zi may cause or worsen loose stool or diarrhea. It should be used with caution or under the guidance of a qualified TCM practitioner if you have these conditions.

As with any herbal remedy, it is important to consult with a qualified TCM practitioner or healthcare professional before using Nu Zhen Zi or any other herbal medicine. They can assess your individual condition, consider any potential interactions or contraindications, and provide tailored guidance based on your specific needs.

Dosage 3 tsin
Granules 1.5ml Spoon
Ground Raw Herb 3ml Spoon
Whole Herb 9gm