Nu Zhen Zi (Prepared) (Fructus Ligustri lucidi)
Properties: bitter, sweet, cool (or neutral)
Channels: Kidneys, Liver
Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin of Liver and Kidneys, cools heat, brightens the eyes, blackens the hair. To stop bleeding, usually used with Han Lian Cao.
Additional Notes: We only dispense the prepared form. To prepare we soak the Nu Zhen Zi in wine, then steam it. This greatly increases the tonifying effect while preventing the intensely yin nature of the herb from impacting on the digestion.