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Niu Nai Zi (Autumn elaeagnus root leaf and fruit)


The drug is the dried root, dried of fresh leaf or fruit of Elaeagrus umbellata Thunb. (Fatally Elaeagnaceae), growing on the edge of forests, in scrubs, on waste hillsides or along creeks, and distributed in North China, East China, Southwest China and Liaoning, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, Hubei and Hunan.

  1. 牛奶子
  2. Autumn elaeagnus root leaf and fruit

The Effect of Niu Nai Zi


Bitter, sour, cool; lung, liver and large intestine meridians entered.


Clear heat and relieve cough, eliminate dampness and remove toxicity.


Leucorrhea, acute mastitis, diarrhea, dysentery, uterine bleeding, cough with lung heat, stranguria.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g of the root and leaf, or 3~9 g of the fruit.