Pharmaceutical Latin: Fructus Rosae Laevigatae
Common English: Cherokee Rose Hip
Rosa Laevigata
Golden Tassel Seed
Herbs that Stabilize and Bind (Astringents)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Large Intestine
Alone: up to 30g
Tincture: 1-3ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Stabilizes the Kidneys, astringes urine and retains Jing

Deficiency and instability of the Lower Jiao with spermatorrhea, urinary incontinence and vaginal discharge

Astringes the Intestines and stops diarrhea

Chronic diarrhea and dysenteric disorders

  • Contraindicated for those with Excess pathogenic influences, especially Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Blazing Fire from Yin Deficiency with incontinence of urine or spermatorrhea.
  • Overdose or long term use may cause abdominal pain or constipation.

Ootheca Mantidis
Sang Piao Xiao

Sm. Euryales
Qian Shi

Fossilia Ossis Mastodi
Long Gu
Concha Ostreae
Mu Li

Spermatorrhea, enuresis and incontinence in the elderly due to Kidney Yang Deficiency.

Spermatorrhea, urinary frequency, or vaginal discharge due to Kidney Deficiency.

Tonifies Kidney Qi and strengthens Jing to treat cloudy urine or spermatorrhea.

Loose stools and diarrhea due to Spleen Deficiency.

Spermatorrhea and premature ejaculation due to Yin Deficiency.

Sm. Cuscutae
Tu Si Zi
Fr. Psoraliae
Bu Gu Zhi

Cx. Ailanthi
Chun Pi

Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Rx. Dioscoreae
(Fu Ling)

Loss of sperm due to Kidney Yang Deficiency.

Vaginal discharge due to Kidney Qi exhaustion.

Chronic diarrhea due to Spleen Deficiency.

  1. This herb does not tonify and should be combined with tonics when used.
  2. This herb can be used alone for spermatorrhea or nocturnal emissions.
  3. Both Jin Ying Zi and Fr. Corni Shan Zhu Yu are sour and astringent, conserve, hold in and stabilize the Lower Jiao to treat deficient leakage with spermatorrhea, incontinence, and watery vaginal discharge, Shan Zhu Yu strongly tonifies both Jing and Yang Qi, while still retaining the Jing, stopping sweating, supporting collapse and gently stabilizing menstrual bleeding. Jin Ying Zi only stabilizes, it doesn't tonify, but can be used to treat chronic diarrhea which Shan Zhu Yu cannot do.
  4. Honey-prepared Cherokee Rosehip Mi Zhi Jin Ying Zi is both sweet and astringent, tonifies the Middle, astringes the Intestines an treats Spleen Deficiency leading to chronic diarrhea or dysenteric disorders.
  5. Salt-prepared Cherokee Rosehip Yan Jin Ying Zi has a stronger ability to enter the Kidney channel to astringe Jing and urine and stop vaginal discharge.